Here in Omaha, we’ve had a pretty warm summer. We had heat. We had humidity. And some of us are more than ready for a cool down where weather’s concerned.
But with cooler temperatures comes that unavoidable time you have to turn on your furnace for heat. Is your furnace ready?
Here are three reasons you need to get your furnace checked:
1. Carbon Monoxide
The danger is very real. Over time, your heat exchanger, which is made of metal, can become brittle. Cracks can form. According to WebHVAC.com, this is a concern because “the heat exchanger functions as a barrier between your home and the gases and fumes produced by your furnace.” What does that mean? It means if you have a crack, carbon monoxide may seep into your house.
2. Utility Costs
Although not as scary as a deadly gas leak, higher energy bills can be a direct result of a furnace that doesn’t function properly. There can be many reasons for this, including a dirty filter, air venting problems or a faulty air return. The majority of these concerns may be fixed by a service technician.
3. Lack of Heat
Yeah, it’s cold and you have the furnace roaring. Yet you still have to wear sweater and bundle up in blankets.No heat is definitely an issue to address before the temps plummet. Trouble with your filter, thermostat or pilot light could be to blame. Before you go problem solving on your own, call the professionals who can pinpoint the issue a lot faster and get your house warm and toasty in no time.
Right now you may enjoy the chance to sleep with the windows open. But much colder temperatures will be here before you know it. Now’s the time to get your furnace checked so you can enjoy the seasons in warmth and comfort.
Call the professionals at Eyman today to set up your furnace check at 402-731-2727.