Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

While winter doesn’t officially arrive for six more weeks, there is a definite chill in the air. The last thing you want on a cold day is for your heating system to fail. Were you having issues with your furnace running inefficiently last winter? If you haven’t already resolved the problem then now’s the time to have your furnace system serviced by St. Charles heating and cooling company J.L. Wagner Plumbing and Piping.

Are you unsure if your furnace is in need of repair or replacing? Here are some warning signs that your furnace might be on its last leg.

Strange noises – All furnaces makes noises, but if you notice new sounds, like squeaks, squeals, pops or rattles, it might indicate that something has come loose or failed inside your furnace.

Smells – If you have a gas furnace and smell rotten eggs, you may have a gas leak. This must be resolved immediately. Or, if you notice a more electrical smell, almost like metal or burning iron, it may be an indication of a problem with the motor.

Comfort – If you’re too hot or too cold, even when the thermostat is adjusted properly, or you find your heat to be spotty, that’s an indication of an issue.

Age – 15-20 years is the life expectancy of a furnace. If you’ve surpassed that time frame and you’re having heat issues, it’s probably time for a new furnace.

Don’t wait until your furnace completely quits before having it looked at. Be proactive with a seasonal inspection and servicing from St. Charles heating and cooling company J.L. Wagner Plumbing and Piping.