Signs Your Heater Needs Repair

Heaters are an important part of your home, especially in the winter, and you want them to be functional at all times. One of the most disruptive things that can happen to your home in the winter is having your furnace break completely. However, there are warning signs in advance that can indicate that your heater needs to be repaired that are not as obvious. If you need your Albuquerque furnace repaired, Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning has 24/7 emergency service to ensure your HVAC repair needs are met. Here we discuss some signs that your heater needs to be fixed.

High Heating Bill

If your heating bill is higher than you expect, it may be a sign that your furnace is working harder to provide the necessary heat to your home. As furnaces age, they become less and less efficient and require more fuel to keep running as expected. An aging furnace might also be more difficult to start and require several tries to turn it on, which could be caused by several factors that will need to be repaired.

Audible and Visual Signs

A clear sign that your furnace may need to be repaired is if it is making strange noises. If there is banging, rattling, or squawking, it may be the result of broken or failing parts of the furnace. If there is an increase in these noises, it might be time to replace the heating system altogether.

A more serious problem with your heating system may present itself with the color of the pilot light. For gas heating systems, the flame in your furnace should be blue. If it has a flickering or yellow flame, it can be a sign of a ventilation problem. This can be dangerous, as it can be a sign that your furnace is producing a high level of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious health hazard, and if you think your system is producing large amounts of it, it is important to call an experienced technician immediately to diagnose and fix the problem.

At Thompson Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re prepared to fix any HVAC problem that you may be having with your home. Having maintenance regularly performed for your furnace can help extend its lifespan and assist with detecting problems early on before they become worse. Reach out to us today at (505) 884-2675 to get expert assistance in fixing your furnace.