We all know how harsh and unforgiving the Northern Illinois winters can be. Suppose your home’s furnace gives out unexpectedly in the middle of the winter season. In that case, your home can experience severe comfort issues that can quickly become dangerous when the temperatures dip below freezing.
For heating repair in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more, contact Ravinia Plumbing today.
If you want to know when your furnace has a problem that requires intervention by professionals, look for the following signs:
It’s essential to keep the air you breathe free of harmful pollutants. If your indoor air quality worsens, schedule furnace maintenance. You may need a whole-house air cleaner or air purifier installed.
If you’re experiencing uneven heating across the home or aren’t getting any heat, you might have a clogged air filter, leaking ductwork, or an aging system. Contact Ravinia Plumbing to inspect your unit.
Low airflow could be a sign that a professional must inspect your furnace. Common causes of low airflow include damaged or leaky air ducts, closed dampers in air ducts, or a clogged furnace filter.
Unexpected or unusual noises or smells from your furnace should be inspected immediately. Loud noises could indicate a loose or broken part, while strange smells might indicate a failed component or heat exchanger.
If you’re unsure whether your furnace issue is severe enough to warrant scheduling an inspection or repair service, there are a few minor things you can check on your own before making the call. These will all be easy fixes you should have no problem accomplishing yourself.
First, check the air filter. If the filter is dirty, replace it. If you do not have a replacement on hand, you can run the system without the furnace for a day or two until a replacement can be installed.
Next, try resetting the furnace by turning off the power to the unit for 30 seconds. The power switch is typically mounted to the outside of furnace and looks like a regular light switch.
Additionally, if your thermostat isn’t indicating that the temperature is getting warmer, it could be a problem with the thermostat itself rather than the furnace. If your thermostat uses batteries, replace them and see if that solves the issue.
Residents of Northern Illinois are subject to harsh weather conditions each season. That’s why you need a properly functioning heating system to keep your family safe and warm. A broken furnace can also lead to other issues, including frozen pipes.
Ravinia Plumbing has been in the heating and cooling industry since 1928, so we have the experience and expertise to perform a full range of heating services. Plus, we’re a family-owned business, so you know our values will always shine through in our work. For furnace services in Lincolnshire, IL, contact Ravinia Plumbing today.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”
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