Do you lay awake at night worrying about the furnace in your Brick Township home? Probably not. But when your furnace breaks down you probably spend a lot of time thinking about it. Most people realize that their furnace needs help when it stop producing heat. But there are other problems that might not be as obvious as no heat. At Heritage Air and Heat, we’ve been providing furnace repair services in the Brick Township area for many years. We’ve seen all different kinds of furnace problems. We thought it would be good if we put together some of the less obvious furnace issues that we’ve repaired.
Yellow Burner Flames
Unless you check on your furnace regularly, this is something that might go unnoticed to most homeowners in Brick Township. If you notice that the flames from your burner are yellow or if they’re swaying and wiggling it could be a huge problem. This can sometimes mean that your heat exchanger is cracked. Your heat exchanger is supposed to heat the air and also exhaust dangerous combustion fumes, including carbon monoxide. If your heat exchanger is cracked, it could be allowing carbon monoxide to get into your home.
When you turn on your furnace, it probably makes some noises. Many people in Brick Township don’t pay any attention to those sounds—but you should. The sounds that your furnace makes when it starts up, as it’s running and when it turns off can tell you a lot about how well it is operating. Here are some sounds to watch out for:
- Rattling – If you notice that your furnace makes a rattling sound it could be something as simple as a loose cover. But it could be that the heat exchanger is cracked.
- Rumbling – If you have an oil-fired furnace and you hear a rumbling sound, this could mean that there is fuel still burning in the combustion chamber after the furnace is turned off. This is also a very dangerous situation.
Problems with your ductwork generally don’t pose any danger to your safety. But they can cause issues for your utility bill. If the ducts in your Brick Township home have cracks or leaks, you could be wasting energy. You pay for the fuel that heats the air that travels through your ducts. With leaking ducts, a lot of that heated air can escape outside. Having your ducts inspected and sealed is a great way to keep more of that hot air in your home.
If you’re having any of these issues in your Brick Township home, call the furnace experts at Heritage Air and Heat. We offer comprehensive furnace and duct repair services throughout the Brick Township area. Call us today!