For many homeowners, it can be difficult to tell if their furnace is simply aging or if it is exhibiting signs that it is in need of repairs. However, with winter nearly here it is important that you have any necessary repairs performed on your heater now so that you can be ready for the coming cold months. Here are a few of the lesser-known signs you can be on the lookout for indicating that your furnace is in need of repairs.
Your Home is Unusually Dusty
One sign of HVAC trouble many homeowners are not aware of is an increase of dust in their home. If it seems like you are constantly battling dust and you did not use to have this problem, this could indicate that the ductwork in your home is dirty causing dust to be spread throughout your home whenever you run your furnace or air conditioner. This can also cause allergy problems for you and your family and it can result in your system not running efficiently. In this case, you will want to have your HVAC system and ductwork professionally cleaned.
Your Furnace Constantly Runs
If your furnace constantly runs you may be inclined to think that this is simply a sign that your furnace is aging. However, it is also likely that there is a problem either with your thermostat or with a component within your furnace that is causing it to have problems maintaining the temperature within your home. If your furnace is running nonstop you will need to have it repaired as soon as possible.
Detecting problems with your furnace now can prevent complications this winter when you need your furnace the most. Contact us for more advice on how you can tell if your furnace may be in need of repairs.