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3 Clear Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Hey Toronto! We know that many of you have had the misfortune of having your furnace break down in the middle of winter. It’s incredibly inconvenient and can actually be dangerous if you have someone who is elderly or very young living in your house. When a furnace needs repair, it doesn’t take long for the cold to creep in, so having an HVAC contractor come ASAP is very important. The alternative to having a company like Novel Care come quickly to fix your furnace is staying in a hotel or with family or friends until someone else can come to fix it. This might be a friend or a company that doesn’t understand your urgency, but realistically you need it fixed now!

Ideally, you want to avoid the last minute “furnace needs repair” situation. Here’s what you should look out for.

Your Furnace Needs Repair If It Struggles to Maintain a Consistent Temperature

If it sounds like your furnace is running longer than usual to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat, it may be headed toward failure. Your initial thought might be that the problem lies with your thermostat, but it’s more than likely the result of a failing part inside of the furnace.

Furnace Blows Strange Smelling Air

In the fall when you turn your furnace on for the first time it’s normal for the air to smell a little differently than usual. This smell can often be attributed to dust in the furnace itself and in the duct system. But, if the smell is much stronger than you’re use to or it lasts much longer than you think it should there might be bigger problem to deal with. Hopefully, this air isn’t toxic, but just to be safe you should turn off your furnace and call an HVAC expert from Novel Care. In all likelihood your furnace needs repair in order to operate safely.

Furnace Makes Loud and Unusual Sounds

Every furnace makes a certain amount of noise. It’s just a normal part of operation. The thing that you need to be concerned about is if your furnace is making so much noise that you need to raise your voice to speak. I this is the case your furnace needs repair. There may be clanking, clunking, grinding, or squealing sounds coming from your furnace. Regardless of your knowledge about furnaces or HVAC system it should be obvious that your furnace needs repair.

It might seem like a big expense if your furnace needs repair, but replacing your furnace because it’s so broken that it can’t be fixed is much worse. This can happen if you don’t take proper care of your furnace. Realistically, you don’t need to strap on a stethoscope and hold it up to your furnace to find out if your furnace needs repair. All it takes is just realizing that it’s not operating as it should. There are several telling indicators that can lead any homeowner to this conclusion, but if you really want to give yourself peace of mind schedule an annual furnace maintenance appointment with Novel Care.

For more information about furnace maintenance or to schedule an appointment if your furnace needs repair contact Novel Care in Toronto or the GTA today: 647-547-6094.