Your furnace has provided reliable service for several years, but you may be wondering if it is on its last legs. Or, you’re like most of us and you really don’t give your heating system a whole lot of thought until something goes wrong. No matter what your situation may be, in most cases you’ll get some warning signs that will tell you if you need a furnace repair or replacement. Whatever you may need, the Carrollton professionals with Metro Express Service will have your system either back up and running quickly, or we’ll install a new one that will provide years of comfort and performance.
Furnace Warning Signs
You will more than likely need either a furnace repair or replacement if you notice any of the following:
- Scale – This problem will show up as small flakes of rust that occur in gas-burning units. Scale can reduce the flow of gas by falling on the burners, and can eventually cause substantial damage by causing moisture. Have a technician remove your burners and clean them on a regular basis to reduce the chances of this problem occurring.
- Banging, bumping or grinding sounds – There are a number of different causes for these sounds, including a cracked belt, electrical issues or a delayed ignition. In most instances, odd noises indicate a serious problem that must be addressed immediately.
- Yellow flame – When the flame of your furnace is stable and clean it has a blue color. A yellow flame means that the burner is not properly mixing gas and air properly because it is dirty. Call a professional to clean the burner and test the system. If the flame remains yellow, that probably means you”ll need a new unit.
These are only some of the warning signs that may indicate you need a furnace repair or replacement. Call Metro Express Service at 972-263-2500 or contact us online to schedule a service appointment. If you would like to share any other furnace-related tips, click one of the social media icons on this page.