7 Signs Your Furnace May Need a Tune-up

7 Signs Your Furnace May Need a Tune-up

It is important to understand your HVAC system’s warning signs that there might be a problem. To prevent your furnace from developing long-term, expensive issues, be sure to schedule regular tune-ups. When it comes to HVAC systems, preventive maintenance is the best maintenance!

How Can You Tell if Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up?

Generally speaking, you should consider getting a furnace tune-up in the Fall and if you notice any of the following:

1. The temperature in your home is uneven.

If you notice that some rooms are warmer than others, it’s probably a system flaw. You might need a new furnace, or your HVAC system may be sized incorrectly. More likely, however, is that you need a simple furnace tune-up. Clogged filters or lines can prevent your furnace from warming rooms evenly.

2. The air feels dry.

Dry air can cause skin, eye, and breathing problems. Typically, when your air is dry, it is because your furnace is dirty and producing a lot of dust. To maintain a proper level of humidity in the air, have your furnace professionally cleaned. Additionally, use a humidifier or dehumidifier to regulate the moisture in the air.

3. You notice an increase in allergy symptoms.

Poor indoor air quality indicates a need for furnace maintenance, and worsening allergies are a symptom of poor indoor air quality. If you notice yourself sneezing, coughing, rubbing your eyes, or experiencing difficulty breathing, your furnace might be the root of the problem.

4. Your utility bills begin climbing.

Even minor furnace problems cause your system to work harder. When your system works harder, your monthly utility bill increases. Instead of paying for your system to keep chugging along, invest in a furnace tune-up. You will save more money in the long run.

5. You notice strange noises or smells.

Do not ignore clanking, clicking, screeching, or rattling noises in your furnace. Additionally, a burning smell indicates an overheated part or a broken belt. Pay close attention to what your senses tell you.

6. Airflow feels restricted.

If your rooms feel stuffy or you notice a lack of air circulation within your home, chances are high that something is clogged.

7. Your home simply never feels comfortable.

The purpose of a furnace is to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If your furnace does not fulfill its purpose, always investigate.

HVAC Maintenance Tips to Keep in Mind

In addition to professional furnace inspections, you can protect your HVAC system through proper maintenance. Good HVAC maintenance includes the following steps.

  • Change your air filter.
  • Clean your furnace.
  • Thoroughly ventilate your home.
  • Schedule professional HVAC inspections.

How Often Should You Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up?

Even when your furnace is functioning well, it is still a good idea to schedule a tune-up at least once a year. Professional HVAC technicians possess the knowledge and experience necessary for locating hidden problems. Nipping these problems in the bud plays a key role in preventing unexpected (and unnecessary) breakdowns.

How Can Indoor Air Quality Help?

Indoor Air Quality Inc. offers several financing options perfect for homeowners. We want to do what is best for you! If you have any further questions about HVAC financing, service agreements, or warranties, contact Indoor Air Quality today. We serve homeowners in Highlands Ranch and throughout the Denver Metro Area. Our highest priority is the comfort of your home.