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Signs You Need a Furnace Tune-up

Imagine your hosting friends and family over the holidays, and you wake up to a freezing home. Fortunately, Dalton offers emergency services. That being said, you could have prevented the headache — and freezing toes — if you had your furnace tuned-up.

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How can you tell if your furnace needs a tune-up or some repair work? The short answer is that you should have your furnace maintained every year. During your tune-up, your technician will tighten loose connections, oil and lubricate all parts and pieces and make sure your furnace is running the way it should.

If you were late to the tune-up party, here are a few signs that your furnace is overdue for maintenance.

1. Expensive Heating Bills

Have you noticed your energy bills are continuously on the rise? Inefficient units cost you more money because they need to work twice as hard as a tuned-up unit to keep your home comfortable.

2. Odd Smells from Your Unit

Smells coming from your furnace or the vents around the heater indicate your condensate drain is clogged. When this happens, the drain becomes contaminated with mold and slimes that can cause leaks and lower the air quality in your home.

3. Loud Noises from Your Furnace

Is your furnace waking you up every time it comes on? The loud noises could be an indication that your furnace is in need of repair. So when you hear hissing, dripping, groans or grinding, give your furnace a little love with a tune-up.

4. Yellow Pilot Light

The burner in your furnace should be blue. If this isn’t the case, and you notice a yellow flame instead, schedule a tune-up.

5. Poor Air Quality

Have you noticed that your family is suffering from asthma-like symptoms? Or, have you spied an increase in the amount of dust throughout your home? Older units, or ones that haven’t had a proper tune-up, can sport clogged filters, lowering your home’s air quality.

Keep an eye out for the previously mentioned signs and symptoms and make sure your furnace is properly maintained to keep your family comfortable all season long.

6. The CO Detector Sounds Off

When the deadly gas carbon monoxide leaks in your home, your family is at risk. When the unit sounds, leave your home and immediately call a repair company to make sure your home is safe.

Rather than waiting for your furnace to break down, have it tuned-up instead! A quick tune-up will ensure your furnace is running efficiently and ready to keep your family comfortable all winter long. Call Dalton to schedule your tune-up today!

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