If you live in a Plano home that relies on a furnace to provide its heat, then you already know the importance of your furnace working well. Especially during a cold winter, your home’s furnace is a key factor of your household’s comfort.

In the situation that your furnace fails, furnace replacement is not only a costly option, but it is one that ultimately leaves a family without sufficient heat from the time of removal to replacement with a new furnace.

Before having to pony up a large amount of cash for a replacement, it is wise to know the signs that your furnace is going out and needs to be repaired. As the air begins to chill, be on the lookout for these three warning signs that furnace repair is something you need to look into.

Burner Flame is Yellow

A furnace that is in proper condition will always burn a blue flame. Discoloration of the flame is a key indicator that something is wrong with your appliance. If your flame is burning yellow on your burner, this could be a sign that your furnace is producing carbon monoxide. Other signs of carbon monoxide include streaks of soot around the furnace, and rusting of flue pipes.

Knock Knock

When you turn your furnace on and notice that it begins to make some unfamiliar noises, this is a key indicator that it is either time for a furnace repair, or that your furnace has aged to the point that it has reached the end of its life.

Noises that are a sure sign that something is wrong with your furnace include:

  • Rattling
  • Popping
  • Banging
  • Knocking

Another thing to listen out for is your furnace’s blower. If you notice that your blower turns off and on by itself or blows cold air, call your local professional air conditioning and heating repair company.

Heating Bill Goes upYour Heating Bill Rises Unexpectedly

If you have had your home for a few years it becomes easy to determine what each of your bills will cost for the next month. If you receive your next gas bill and your payment has spiked drastically, then this is a red flag that something could be wrong with your furnace.

Keep in mind that there are numerous problems that could cause an unexpected bill increase, but a dramatic increase is always something to be wary of when furnace repair is on the table.

Need Furnace Repairs? Leave it to Lex AC

Lex Air Conditioning and Heating does not just focus on air conditioning. We also look into repairs for all of your heating and furnace problems.

Our company offers a quick response, the best customer service in Plano and promises a fair price for a job done efficiently. Call us today to find out more about our services and how your furnace problem can be solved before the cold air settles in.

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