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Furnace Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

Many people don’t think about service until something happens unexpectedly with their furnaces or air conditioners. When the peak of summer and the height of winter hit, it’s not the ideal time to deal with malfunctions, inefficiency or a lack of operation. The best time for furnace repair or replacement is before it completely stops working. Furnaces do give warning signs that they may be failing, so you’ll want to keep an eye and an ear out for the following symptoms of furnace failure:

  1. Age: The national average lifespan of the typical furnace is about 15 years old. If your furnace is 10 years or older, you’re going to want to seriously consider having Masters Heating and Cooling replace your outdated, inefficient furnace with a new, energy-saving model. Rather than waiting for your furnace to break down at an inopportune time during the winter, give Masters a call for furnace installation in Fort Wayne, IN before winter arrives.

  2. Utility Bill Charges on the Rise: Equipment that is operating poorly fosters skyrocketing energy bills; it costs more to maintain the temperature in your home as efficiency goes right out the window. If you notice that your utility bills are much higher than they normally are, contact Masters for an evaluation.

  3. Constant Adjusting: If you notice that lately you’re having to run back to the thermostat to adjust the temperature, if may be a sign that your furnace isn’t properly distributing air throughout your home, and may be an indication of a failing furnace. Masters can perform a diagnostic evaluation to help determine the problem and the solution.

  4. Noises: If you notice creaks, rattles, pops, bangs and squeals coming from your furnace, this is almost a sure sign that imminent replacement is going to be soon needed. Contact Masters for an evaluation and for help in choosing a suitable replacement furnace for your home.

  5. Carbon Monoxide is suspected: Although carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, your furnace actually may display signs that it is emitting the deadly gas into your home. Look for the presence of a yellow burner flame instead of a blue one; this is a sure sign of a leak. You should also check your furnace for streaks of soot, no upward draft in the chimney, excess moisture on windows and walls, and excessive rusting on flue, pipe connections and appliances. Should you ever suspect that carbon monoxide is leaking from your furnace into your home, you need to seek help immediately to avoid serious, possibly deadly consequences.

Masters is committed to providing the best heating and air conditioning service to our friends, neighbors and customers. In fact, we service Decatur, Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, Angola, and all surrounding areas. Contact us today for service or an estimate for your heating system.

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