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Start the New Year Right with a Fixed Furnace

gas-jets-of-furnace-ignitingWe are all in the process of seeing through our New Years Resolutions as best we can. But we can bet that there is one resolution that you may not have thought to add to your list that you really should: Resolve to ensure your home comfort.

Yes, it might seem goofy, but it is an important resolution to make. Why? Because it will help you remember that waiting on getting those furnace repairs done isn’t a good idea. Let’s start 2020 off right by making sure that you can enjoy the beginning of the new year in warmth and comfort thanks to our team’s effective services for furnace repair in Spokane, WA.

The question you may be asking now is, what in your furnace potentially needs fixing?

Possible Fixes For Your Furnace

It can be quite helpful to know what could go wrong within your furnace and what signs there are to indicate a problem. Knowing this information can let you know when the time has come to call in a professional HVAC technician to give your furnace the services it needs. Possible fixes that your furnace might need can include:

A Cracked Heat Exchanger

We are listing this one first because it is one of the most important fixes to make because the problem it presents is highly dangerous. A cracked heat exchanger can affect your heaters ability to create heat and can also pose a threat in the form of a gas leak. Tell-tale signs of this issue include rumbling noises, a lack of heat, a yellow pilot light and symptoms of carbon monoxide sickness. If you think you have a cracked heat exchanger you should shut your system off immediately and call a professional.

A Broken Fan Blade

Indicated by a screeching or squealing noise and a reduced or halted airflow, a broken fan blade is a problem because, without your fan, your furnace’s heat won’t make it into your home. In many cases, you can catch this issue before it completely stops the flow of warm air into your home. This fix is not something to leave in the hands of an amateur; only let a pro work on your furnace!

Loose Parts or Bolts

If you are hearing a rattling noise, it may mean that there are loose parts within your ductwork or your furnace. It may also mean there is the presence of other types of debris within your system as well. In some cases, this could be addressed with your annual maintenance appointment but if it crops up after your maintenance check, call a technician to get the issue resolved.

A Clogged Filter

Last but not least you may have a clogged filter if you notice reduced airflow, an increased presence of dust, or poor air quality within your home. This can be more easily remedied by changing out or cleaning and air filter. However, if you aren’t sure where your filter is or how to switch it out, it is always safer to reach out to a professional.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Click or call now to schedule your next furnace service.

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