Your furnace is responsible for keeping you warm and should be serviced before you need to depend on your furnace every day. The efficiency of your furnace is important, and you want to be sure that your furnace is ready to work hard during the cold weather months. If you hear strange noises coming from your furnace, or you don't have any heat, you need to call for a furnace repair. The average lifespan of a furnace is anywhere from 15-20 years, but this will vary depending on usage and good maintenance. Once your system isn't keeping you warm, a technician will come to diagnose the issue.

You Don't Have Any Heat

Your furnace may turn on but isn't producing any heat to keep you warm. You might feel cool air coming from your heating vents. This could be an issue with clogged filters, or with dirt and grime getting into the sensors. The blower might be set to auto instead of heat, or the thermostat could be broken. Make sure you have heating fuel, as this is a simple solution. When you can't figure out why your furnace is blowing cold air, get the help you need.

Your System Won't Turn On 

The first thing to do when your furnace won't turn on is to make sure there is power going to the furnace. If the power is working, your pilot light could be out. When you aren't sure how to check the pilot light, a heating repair technician will do this for you. 

A furnace loses efficiency over time, even when you get the furnace maintained each year. Common issues that require a furnace repair technician include:

  • A major rise in fuel costs that aren't explained by rising prices.
  • Cold spots throughout your home despite having the heat turned up.
  • Difficulty regulating the temperature within your home.
  • Loud banging noises coming from your furnace when it turns on.

Whenever you lose heat in your home, get the help you need to get your furnace running again. There are a number of problems you aren't going to be able to fix on your own. As your system gets older, the cost of repairing your furnace may begin to be excessive. When this occurs, a replacement furnace usually makes sense. While you can continue repairing a furnace, a new, efficient furnace is going to cost you less money to run throughout the heating season.