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4 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Sometimes when something is going wrong with your furnace, the problems are obvious because they make loud sounds. But other times, furnace problems can be fairly quiet, if not completely silent. It is important to know the quieter signs that can indicate furnace problems so you pay close attention to these, too.

Any time you think you need furnace repair in Boulder, give our team a call. Even if you just need to ask a question or clarify something that you think may be going wrong with your furnace, we are always here to help. You can also keep reading to learn more about some of the silent signs that can indicate your furnace is having problems.

1. High Energy Bills

Your energy bills can fluctuate for any number of reasons. But if you haven’t added any new electronics or appliances, or changed your thermostat settings, your energy costs should not go up month after month. You also should not see any sudden spikes on your energy bill that cause alarm.

If you do, there’s a good chance that your furnace is under strain because of a malfunction. It’s a good idea to get your furnace checked out as a precaution. If something is going wrong inside your furnace, we can fix it and help you get back some of that energy efficiency.

2. Lack of Heat

It’s also concerning if your furnace is not blowing enough heat out. If you hold your hand up to any of the air vents in your home, you should feel hot air. If the air feels warm or lukewarm instead of hot, your furnace may be struggling to produce enough heat. 

Something may be wrong with the combustion process or heating elements. Even if your home still feels comfortable, you should still address the problem sooner rather than later. A dwindling heating ability can point toward an eventual breakdown.

3. Unusual Heating Cycles

It’s also a bad sign if your heater begins to cycle in unusual ways. For example, it may turn on and off constantly without ever staying on long enough to heat up your home enough. Or it may turn on and stay on, without taking breaks in between cycles. 

Both of these problems can point to issues with the safety mechanisms inside of your furnace. Whatever the problem is, our team can troubleshoot and get down to the root cause, then fix it so that your furnace can return to normal operation.

4. Bad Odors

There’s only one time that your furnace might produce an unusual smell. When you first turn it on for the season, stale air is built up inside of the system. It could take 15 to 20 minutes for the stale air to filter out, during which there may be a bad smell. 

But after this, your furnace should never produce a bad odor. If it does, something inside may be burning up or you may have a gas leak. Both of these problems are serious enough that you should turn your heater off as a precaution and then schedule service right away.

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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