Your home furnace is a very important appliance that needs to be properly taken care of as it is responsible for keeping your home warm. While a furnace is a very reliable appliance and can last well over a decade, they do need maintenance and repairs from time to time. In some situations, there could be more serious problems that could pose a safety concern or evidence that the furnace is near failing. There are several signs you should look out for that could indicate that you are need of immediate furnace repair.
If your furnace is powered by natural gas there will be a pilot light that
should always be the color blue. However, if you find that it is yellow, it
could be an indication of a very serious problem. A yellow pilot light could be
an indication that your furnace has a carbon monoxide leak, which is a very
poisonous gas. If your pilot light is yellow, you should turn your furnace off
and call your technician immediately.
Another indication that something is wrong is if you hear odd noises. If you
continue to hear the furnace running, hear a lot of loud clunking, or hear a
rattling noise, it could be a sign that something is loose. If this is not
addressed, the loose part could become very problematic. Because of this, you
should call your
Finally, with a furnace you need to pay attention to odd smells. If you
smell gas, the scent of rotten eggs, or smell something burning, it could be a
sign that you need a serious repair. In these cases, you should turn the
furnace off and call your technician as soon as you can. Doing so could help to
prevent a fire or gas leak.
Here at Kent Heating and Air
Conditioning, Inc., we are always happy to help! Please do not hesitate to
reach out with any questions or service needs you may have.