Written on: January 8, 2024
For more than 40 years, Kimlin Energy has been keeping homes in the Hudson Valley warm and comfortable with our expert furnace services.
One of the most important jobs we do is perform annual maintenance tune-ups on furnaces. This not only helps to keep your furnace running at peak efficiency, but also helps to detect and fix problems before you need furnace repairs.
A tune-up is included in all of our service plans, which also provide coverage for many parts and labor costs for repairs.
These are common indicators that your furnace is not functioning properly. If you notice them, let us know.
Odd smells: Pay attention to any odors coming out of your furnace or vents. A slight burning odor is common when you first turn on your furnace early in the season. It’s usually just accumulated dust burning off, and the smell should dissipate quickly. If the odor persists or occurs later in the season, it’s important to check your furnace’s air filter. Remember to change or clean it at the start of the season and monthly throughout winter. If replacing the filter doesn’t solve the issue, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help you find the underlying cause. If you detect an odor resembling that of a burning wire and observe that your furnace is shutting off more frequently or unexpectedly, it could indicate that your equipment is approaching the point of overheating. It is advisable to promptly shut down the system and contact us without delay to schedule an inspection. If you notice a burning rubber or mechanical smell coming from your furnace, it’s a clear indication that professional attention is needed. This smell typically arises from the burning of rubber and metal components due to excessive wear and tear. It is crucial to immediately shut down the system and contact us for prompt repairs.
Strange noises: There are multiple noises your furnace can make. They include banging or booming, which could either be a normal expanding or contraction of the ductwork, or a problem if it happens when your furnace cycles on, which is likely due to a dirty furnace burner. If left unaddressed, this can lead to damage to the heat exchanger. A compromised heat exchanger has the potential to allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home. It’s crucial not to attempt cleaning the burner yourself. This task should be entrusted to professionals. Other noises that indicate you need to contact us right away include squealing, rattling, or scraping, as they indicate a potential serious problem with your furnace.
Heating system cycles on and off frequently: If your heating system is frequently turning on and off, it could be due to a dirty air filter or a faulty thermostat. Make sure to check each component and replace them if necessary. If the issue continues, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Kimlin Energy is here to take care of all your furnace’s needs. Contact us today to enroll in a service plan for your furnace!