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Mid-Winter Furnace Issues: Our Guide

The winter is fully underway and everyone can feel the effects. From snowstorms to ice storms, and even with some powerful sub-freezing gusts of wind, we’re relying pretty heavily on our furnaces. But what happens when your furnace starts working in strange or unusual ways?

This is an unfortunate reality for a lot of homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be as debilitating as people might think. Winter furnace problems are intimidating, but these are machines and easily diagnosable with a licensed professional. And our team is standing by for furnace repairs in Lacey, WA.

Take a journey with us as we talk about some of the most intimidating and common mid-winter furnace issues you might encounter. Then, we’ll go through ways you can troubleshoot them, learn about them, and even how you might fix them with the help of our team!

Strange Noises and Odors

Some of the most common problems that come up with furnaces during the winter are noises and odors. These can range from mundane issues that can simply be fixed by replacing the air filter yourself, to a catastrophic problem like a gas leak that needs immediate attention for the safety of your family.

Unfortunately, each sound and odor is going to represent a different problem that requires a different solution. We’ll be honest with you, most of these problems require professional support and they’re not going to be easy for just anyone to fix. Our team can diagnose and repair any of these problems in record time.

What you can do in the meantime is stay vigilant and evaluate the system for issues. Any loud or uncomfortable noises you detect coming from the system are signs that something is wrong, and trust your nose when you smell a strange odor. React accordingly and call for help when something feels wrong.

Uncomfortable Temperatures or Inefficiency

So, if your furnace is still working but it’s not working optimally, there could be something seriously wrong.

These problems exhibit themselves as either poor comfort in your household or inefficiency that can be seen on your heating bills. Exceptionally high bills or rooms that are too frigid to spend time in can be signs that you need professional support.

Take some time to change out the air filter in your heating system and continue to monitor the situation. Then, call for professional support to find out the source of the problem.

No Heat

This can be one of the worst problems to experience, especially in our neck of the woods. Winters are brutally cold, and having no heat can mean an immediate pause in your lifestyle and the lives of your family members.

First, make sure you take care of your family and ensure they’re warm, safe, comfortable, and continue living their lives. Then, call our team at the earliest convenience to get your heating system back up and running.

Unfortunately, there’s just not much we can do online about this problem, since the cause could be anything. But we are great at diagnosing the issue and getting the system running again quickly, which is what you can depend on us for.

Don’t hesitate to contact Americool Heating & Air Conditioning, where your comfort is our business.

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