Depending on where you live in the US or Canada, you might experience the 4 seasons in a large variety of ways. If you’re in the midwest, you will have harsh humid summers and bitterly damp, cold winters. If you live in the northern parts of the states or in many parts of Canada, you will have exceptionally cold winters where losing power or your furnace can be incredibly taxing and dangerous.
For people who don’t live in areas with mild winters like the southern states, it’s imperative that your home furnace is operating as efficiently as possible at all times.
Furnace repair is never something you want to have to do, but it is something that unfortunately does happen. The last thing you want is to have it happen right in the middle of a cold front that brings freezing temperatures and snowfall.
Here are some signs you might need to go ahead and get your furnace repaired.
- You are having some difficulty starting up your furnace
- You are getting strange or burnt smells coming from your furnace
- The pilot light for the furnace is a blue or different than normal color
- Poor heat output from the furnace
- The furnace is much louder than normal
- Air quality in your home is poor
- Your carbon monoxide detector is going off
If your carbon monoxide detector is going off, you need to immediately look into the issue. Follow the instructions found with your carbon monoxide detector or furnace to remedy this issue immediately and for anyone in your building to be safe.
For any of these other issues, you can contact your local professional HVAC specialist or companies and they will be able to provide you with the proper information related to how you can best go about fixing your furnace before the coldest weather hits.