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 Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter?

furnace-burnersIt is still only Fall, but the weather is already quite chilly. Most of us are probably used to Washington’s cool temperatures and rainy days during this time of year but that doesn’t mean we have to shiver our way through it. When you have the benefit of a reliable heater on your side, you have the peace of mind of knowing that no matter how cold it gets during the day you’ll be kept comfortably warm.

At least that is true if your furnace isn’t in need of repairs.

If, however, you just thought of that strange noise or odd behavior that your furnace has exhibited lately, it may mean that you are in need of furnace repair in Spokane Valley, WA. We strongly suggest setting up an appointment to get your system checked and fixed soon too because delaying for too long can worsen the issue immensely.

Before you make that call though, it might be beneficial to know what signs are indicators that you need those repairs.

In all truth, if you don’t know what to look for, you may have been noticing the signs that your furnace needs repairs without realizing it. Let’s look at some of them to be sure:

  • That weird noise: Have you noticed sounds like banging or rattling when you turn on your furnace? You may have brushed it off as something that just happens when you run your heater. However, strange and loud noises are a sign of a problem that needs to be fixed soon.
  • That chilly room: Is there one room in the house that always seems cooler no matter how long you run your heater? Rather than a fluke with the design of your home, this is actually an indicator of a problem with your heater’s ability to deliver the warmed air it is producing. You will want to address this fast.
  • That feeling that there was no air at all: Maybe you thought this was just your imagination but you may actually have noticed that turning on your heater gave you nothing even if you heard the system running. This could be from a leak in the ducts or another issue but in either case, you will want this repair done soon.
  • That rising energy bill: It’s fall so the hike in your energy bill may not have stood out much. But if you are baffled at how high it is getting it could indicate that your furnace is working harder than normal to do its job, costing you more money in the long run.

If you have picked up on one or more of these signs without realizing what they meant, not to worry! You can reach out to a professional today and get the issue addressed before things get worse, ensuring improved energy efficiency and operational lifespan for your furnace.

Contact our team today to schedule your repairs with an ACI Northwest technician. 

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