You never want to have a time when your furnace is not working properly. You especially don’t want to have a time when your furnace is having problems and it becomes dangerous. Hal Mechanical talks about furnace emergencies, what they are and what you should do.
Electrical Furnace Problems
When it comes to electrical problems with your furnace do not try to attempt to fix it yourself. Electrical problems can be very dangerous and can lead to serious injury to you or someone else. You may notice that your furnace has electrical problems if your lights flicker every time your furnace comes on. If this is happening don’t waste any time, electrical issues can be a serious problem that needs to get fixed. You should call a professional right away.
Heating System Turns Off & On Quickly
If you have noticed that your system is turning off and on quickly this is called rapid cycling. This could be happening because you have really dirty air filters. You need to remember to change out your air filters at least every three months. If you don’t remember the last time you changed your air filters or you know it’s been a while, try to change your air filters and see if this helps. If this does not fix the problem then you need to call a professional.
Furnace Blowing Cold Air
If your furnace is blowing cold air then you know something is wrong. You need to go and check the blower to see if it is clear of debris. You will see a flashing red or green light. If the light is green then you are okay. If the light is red then call a professional. If you see no light it could be the transformer, furnace control board, blower motor, thermostat, or capacitor. Truthfully, no matter what the color is you need to call a professional and figure out why it is blowing cold air.
Strange Furnace Noises
There are different noises that your furnace will make if it is having problems. If you are hearing noises and unsure what it is, it is always safe to call a professional to come and check it out. If you are hearing:
-Rattling noises it could be something loose in the panel.
-Squealing noises could be the belt has slipped or needs to be replaced.
-Popping is the ductwork expanding as it heats and cools
-Grinding means the motor bearings need repairs
Bad Smells from Furnace
Some smells can be caused by a furnace which is a sign of a serious problem. If you smell gas get out of your home. The tricky thing is you can’t actually smell natural gas, but you could smell a rotten egg smell. If you are smelling rotten eggs you want to leave your house immediately. Do not touch anything such as lights, windows, cell phones, or the garage. Go to someone else’s house and call a professional. If you know how to turn off your gas and it is safe to do so then you can turn off your gas but that is it.
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It is always important to call a professional when you do not know what is going on with your furnace. Leaving it can cause problems and could also be dangerous. If you need help give Hal Mechanical a call and we will come to see what is wrong.