Georgetown may not be as cold as Canada, but it’s not near Florida either. The average winter low is about 25°F, and that’s not counting the wind chill. If your furnace goes out, you’ll be cold. You’ll also need professional furnace repairs. Here’s how being proactive about your furnace can keep you warm while saving you money.
Keeps the Problem From Getting Any Worse
Postponing a furnace repair puts the entire unit at risk. A problem in one part of the unit can cause trouble in other parts. Don’t run a furnace in need of repair. Running an ailing furnace could cause irreparable damage. The problem can escalate and turn what should have been a minor adjustment into a financial calamity.
Resolves the Issue
An ailing furnace can make weird noises when something is wrong. They can bang, thump, squeal, hum, click, rattle, or buzz. Older furnaces can be noisy, but they always make the same noises. New noises are different. They mean something is wrong and needs attention.
Preserves Your Safety
If you smell sulfur or rotten eggs, you may have a gas leak. Although natural gas is odorless, it’s laced with a smelly chemical called mercaptan. You might also hear hissing caused by escaping pressurized gas. Check for hissing with the blower motor off, or it may be difficult to hear. Get help from a qualified service technician immediately.
Addresses Your Health Concerns
Natural gas is toxic to living things. Exposure to small amounts can cause flu-like symptoms including headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Stronger exposure can cause unconsciousness and death. Indoor air quality can be nearly as bad for your health as gas fumes.At Lamb’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide 24/7 professional furnace repairs to head off the cold. Call us now to learn more.