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A Furnace Doesn’t HAVE to Act Like This

Nov 16, 2020

Too many homeowners operate under the presumption that their heater should act a certain way. Every system has its hiccups, and as long as you can just “put up with them,” then you’re on track to enjoy quality heating for a long time, right? Well, not necessarily.

Some of the ways a heating system is supposed to act are just myths that have been perpetrated by amateurs and people who don’t have an intimate knowledge of the HVAC industry. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to talk about some necessary furnace repair in Los Lunas, NM that could curb the inefficiencies and problems you’re experiencing. If you’re under the false pretense that your heater is supposed to work in this wonky way, then we hope you’ll keep reading. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s wrong with your system and how to ensure it runs the right way.


A Thorough Approach

Before we get into the specifics of inspecting your furnace and figuring out how it should work, we need to mention one thing right off the bat. Any homeowners who have trouble with their furnaces, or who can’t quite answer one of the questions below, should definitely call our team for help. A pro can help you figure out how to adjust your heater to fit your standards, so don’t be afraid to call us today.

How Does Your Furnace Smell?

This is an important part we need to get addressed quickly, because it could be a safety issue. The first time you turn your furnace on for the season, you might smell a slight burning scent. That’s normal, since the dust that’s collected on the inside of the system needs to be burnt away as the furnace begins to work again. It should go away in a few minutes and you should be back to enjoying the heat you pay for.

However, if you’re constantly smelling a burning smell, then something is definitely wrong. Also, if you’re smelling what you would assume to be leaking gas, or even carbon monoxide, then you need to turn the system off and call for help. Aside from that one time, pre-season smell of burning dust, there should be no noticeable smells that come from your heater.

How Does Your Furnace Sound?

A little bit of a groan as your aging furnace turns on for the first time this year is natural. You’re basically awakening a sleeping giant. However, if you’re noticing any amount of banging, screeching, squealing, or grumbling past that initial wake-up groan, then something is clearly wrong.

All of these problems can, and should, be taken care of. Nobody should accept some myth from the internet that says “your furnace should make this noise, or that noise” just because it’s conceived as normal. We’re professionals, and we see furnaces malfunction like this all the time.

How Does Your Furnace Work?

Does your furnace keep you comfortable? Forget what online DIY tutorials tell you about how comfortable you should feel from your furnace. Your furnace should keep you comfortable, end of story. If it doesn’t, then why not give our team a call so we can get it to function as it should. Sound like a plan?

First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc is the premier heating service provider in your area. Call us today. Quality work, exuberant service!

Categories: Heating