After having a furnace or boiler unit installed, many homeowners tend to forget that they even have these devices – that is, until they start to malfunction or die completely. If you have been having doubts about the functioning of your furnace and you are not quite sure what signs or symptoms to look out for, the three symptoms listed below will provide you with a basic indication that it is time to have your boiler or furnace inspected as soon as possible.

  1. Your home heats inconsistently, causing an increase in your power bill

In most cases, homeowners set their thermostats at a specific temperature to ensure that their families remain comfortable indoors – regardless of how cold it may be outside. However, if you have noticed that your home is colder or warmer than it should be, or there seem to be areas of your home that are not the same temperature as the rest, it may mean that your furnace or boiler is not performing optimally.

Not only is this scenario inconvenient; it will also result in your power bill increasing for no apparent reason because of having to constantly adjust your unit to remain comfortable. If your power bill seems to have increased for no apparent reason or you are experiencing cold spots in your home, it is time to have your furnace or boiler unit inspected by a professional.

  1. Your furnace seems to be burning out

Even the best quality boilers and furnaces can sometimes break down with regular use. However, if your unit is more than 10 years old, there is a strong chance that some parts of it are becoming worn down. With the average lifespan of a furnace being around 15 years, regular maintenance and servicing can often help extend the unit’s life by a few more years. It is important to keep in mind though, that if the repair costs seem to be escalating each time a technician is called, it, it will most likely be better to replace the unit.

  1. There are unusual noises emanating from your furnace or boiler

If your furnace or boiler is making thumping, scraping or banging sounds, there is a strong chance that it may require the attention of a professional and experienced repair technician. Too many homeowners tend to ignore these sounds at first, which usually results in far more expensive repairs needing to be done at a later stage. The adage of “prevention is better than cure” certainly applies to your furnace. As soon as odd noises start emanating from it, it should be serviced.

When looking for a furnace repair company, it is essential that you hire one that has been in business for more than a few years and that is known for being reputable. If you have a furnace that seems to be malfunctioning or that has stopped working completely, get in touch with our team to schedule a maintenance call today.