As the weather starts to get chilly and households in Santa Fe, NM begin using their furnaces daily, your furnace may start to malfunction. If that happens, you can count on Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC for your furnace repair and maintenance needs.
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Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair?
When your furnace has an issue, it’s important to schedule repairs promptly. Here are common signs that your furnace needs to be inspected and serviced by a furnace contractor.
- Abnormal furnace smells: If you notice a strong smell, a scent that appears suddenly or odor that doesn’t go away, you may have a furnace problem. These smells may result from a broad array of issues, from excessive dust to a gas leak.
- Difficulty starting the unit: Over time, you may experience problems turning the unit on and keeping it running. If you’re forced to try starting the furnace multiple times or restart it throughout the day, your unit is likely due for repairs.
- Discolored pilot light: A healthy pilot is usually blue, so it if turns to a different color, especially yellow, that points to a ventilation problem that needs fixing as soon as possible.
- Inadequate heat: One of the most obvious signs that you need to schedule repairs for your furnace is when it’s not heating your home properly even after adjusting the thermostat.
What Are Some Ways to Maintain Your Furnace?
Regular furnace maintenance is critical to ensuring your system is working properly all year round. Here’s a simple checklist that will help you maintain your furnace.
- Clean or replace your filter based on your manufacturer’s recommendations
- Make sure your blower motor is functioning correctly
- Schedule regular furnace maintenance visits
- Make sure your property is well insulated
- Make sure your air ducts inspected
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Why Is Furnace Maintenance Important?
A furnace tune-up primarily serves as a preventative measure and way to ensure your system performs at its peak all year round. When we talk about peak performance, we mean:
- More effective home heating
- Improved indoor air quality
- Risk prevention
- A reliable furnace that rarely if ever breaks down
- A heating unit that lasts longer
- Low energy and fuel costs