You will want to make sure that you are aware of when your furnace is in need of heating repair. Waiting until the furnace completely stops working is never ideal, because then you and your family will be stuck in the freezing cold. Since staying in a home without heat can be dangerous, you would then have to stay with family or friends, or even end up renting an expensive hotel room. To avoid that, you will want to keep an eye out for the following signs of heating trouble:
You Smell Something Odd
You should never smell anything coming from your furnace so if you do, it is time to shut it down and call for emergency heating repair. It could be that there is a wire in the furnace that is starting to smolder. It could be that there is a gas leak, if your furnace runs on natural gas. Only an experienced HVAC technician will be able to properly diagnose and repair the furnace. Do not turn it back on until he or she says it is fine to do so.
You Hear Banging Noises
Whether the noises are consistent or they come at random times, it is something to be concerned about. You will want to contact a reputable HVAC technician in your area to schedule a repair appointment. During your call to make the appointment, make sure that you are explaining the noise you are hearing and then ask if they believe you can continue to use the furnace until it is checked out.
You Are Getting Colder
You should be able to turn the temperature up on the thermostat and the furnace kick on soon after. Then, you should begin to notice that the temperature in the house is starting to increase, making you and your family much more comfortable. However, if this is not happening and instead you are feeling colder throughout the day, it is time to get on the phone with an emergency heating repair technician. The problem might be one that is easy to fix, such as a thermostat replacement. It could be something much more serious and inside of the furnace. Either way, you want the problem resolved soon so you do not find yourself sitting in a freezing cold house.
Should you experience any of the previously mentioned signs of heating trouble, or anything else that has you concerned, you will want to contact an HVAC service like Signature Heating & Air LLC right away.