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As the seasons begin to change, it is important to pay attention to what your furnace is telling you! With most things in life, age brings change, and your furnace isn’t an exception! Over time, your furnace will provide several warning signs that it needs a tune-up. Continue reading this to see if your furnace is currently showing the same signs!

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Fluctuations in Temperature

If the indoor temperature is fluctuating throughout the day, then it is a clear indicator that a technician should be dialed to diagnose the problem. Annual and biannual maintenance visits will ensure that your system is working properly and efficiently to prevent uneven heat distribution throughout your home.

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Changes In Air Quality

An old furnace that isn’t working properly can cause air pollution, creating dust, mold, and other pathogens to flow into your home. This can worsen asthma and cause chest-related issues for those vulnerable to air quality. It is important to change your furnace filter every 90 days to alleviate this buildup.

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Unusual Noises

It is typical as your home ages to begin to hear strange noises, especially from your furnace. However, once your furnace begins to make noises such as rattling, popping, humming, and screeching, you will know without doubt that something is off. Each noise has an individual issue attributed to it that a technician will be able to diagnose and repair in your furnace.

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Increases In Utility Bills

If you see a steady increase in your utility bills each month, it is typically a sign something isn’t working properly. A technician will be able to quickly diagnose what is wrong with your system. If your system is around 10 years old, you may want to strongly consider replacing it.

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Yellow Pilot Light

A properly working and efficient furnace will ALWAYS produce a blue flame. If the flame from your furnace is yellow, it may be a sign that your system is producing carbon monoxide. Yellow flames are also an indication of a potential gas leak that needs to be addressed. If you notice a yellow flame accompanied by an odor, call our team immediately.

If you have noticed one or more of these signs in your home, it may be time for your furnace to receive a tune-up. Call our Neerings team today and let our Neerings team FIX IT for you!