The first step in knowing about the health of your furnace is to schedule a maintenance visit from a reputable licensed HVAC contractor. They are trained to detect minor issues, repair them before they become costly, and ensure that your furnace operates properly.
In between inspections, you can assess the condition of your furnace using three of your senses:
There should be no signs of wear, rust, or soot deposits on your gas furnace. Examine the flame color. Check your system’s air filters to ensure they are clean and free of obstructions — this is critical for peak performance and long furnace life. Always choose high-quality air filters to trap more particulate substances and keep your furnace clean when replacing filters.
Furnaces make some recurring noises, but loud pings, pops, and rumbles are most likely signs of trouble. If you hear any of these strange noises, contact your HVAC professional right away and have them conduct a thorough inspection. Moreover, if you haven’t used your furnace in a long time, you may notice a slight odor of dirt, dust, and smoke as residue burns off. However, if these odors persist for an extended period or if you smell gas, turn off your furnace and contact a professional.
These assessments should be carried out once a month, in between maintenance calls. You should always hire professionals for tasks such as Aircules Mechanical LLC. Contact us, and we will be delighted to help!