As the weather gets cold, the condition of the furnace is of great importance. It is crucial that it is in outstanding working order if it is the primary heating source for the home. If proper attention is paid to any strange symptoms coming from the unit, it can result in fewer calls for furnace repair during the coldest part of the year. If any of the following occurs, Bradford Air & Heating should be called out immediately.

No Heat Coming from the Unit

If there is no heat coming out of the unit, that is a clear sign that there is a problem. There are several things can cause this to happen that are not difficult to fix. The breaker in the electrical panel could have tripped, causing the system to malfunction. However, if that is not the problem, it is important to have it serviced as soon as possible.

Odd Noises in the System

Another sign that there could be a problem that requires a furnace repair is strange noises coming from the system. A heating system is typically quiet when it is running. At some point, loud banging sounds can be heard, which signifies a problem. The issue could be with the blower motor. This problem is often fixed with an adjustment in the fan. On the other hand, loud sounds could also mean that the ignition to the furnace could be delayed. This is a much more problematic issue that will require an immediate furnace repair by Bradford Air & Heating to ensure that everything is operational.

Strong Scent of Natural Gas

Homes with heating systems that are powered by natural gas may sometimes have a faint smell, especially when it is turned on for the first time in many months. This happens when it has been off for a long time. A burning smell may also be noticeable. Neither of these issues is problematic. However, if there is a strong natural gas smell, there could be a major issue. It could be the result of a gas leak. If this is the case, get out of the home immediately and call both the gas company and fire department as soon as possible.

Carbon Monoxide Detection

Homes with gas appliances are required to be outfitted with carbon monoxide monitors. All gas appliances, including gas furnaces, can cause carbon monoxide emissions if they are not properly vented. When the monitor goes off, an HVAC technician will need to come out immediately to test all of the appliances to discover the cause of the leak. Until that happens, it will be necessary to turn off all the gas appliances to prevent further emissions. Also, opening windows and turning on fans will help clear the air in the house. It may be necessary to vacate the house until the problem is repaired.

Furnace repair and care should be one of the top priorities of a homeowner, especially on the cusp of cold winter weather. If any of these issues are immediately noticeable, it is crucial to have Bradford Air & Heating fix them as soon as possible so as to not have any interruptions in the heating of the house. There are some tasks around the house that are truly do-it-yourself, and there are other tasks that are best left to the professionals. Furnace repair is categorized under the later. At Bradford Air & Heating, we provide HVAC services for both residential and commercial customers in Livermore, Walnut Creek, San Ramon and Alameda and Contra Costa County, CA. We repair, install, and maintain HVAC systems with our team of licensed and certified cooling and heating technicians. We deliver exceptional customer service and receive high satisfaction ratings from our customers.