Don’t wait till the last minute to test your furnace.

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With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can seem trivial to remember to test your furnace before it actually gets cold. However; when your furnace decides to stop working, it is usually on the first cold night of the year. This also happens to be when everyone else’s furnace stops working, resulting in slower repair times, and more stress. You can easily prevent this by simply running your heater before the cold months hit.

3 Steps to check your heater is functioning properly:

  1. Listen for signs of damage.
    If you hear clanking, banging, or grinding, this is a tell-tale sign that your furnace has a serious problem.
  2. Be aware of any strange odors
    If you notice any abnormal smells of rotten egg, burning or overheating, you could have a serious safety issue on your hands.
  3. Ensure entire house is getting warm
    If you notice any part of the house not warming, your heater is not functioning properly.

By simply running your heater ahead of time, you can not only save time and stress, but you may also avoid costly emergency repairs. This is more than just a protip, it is a savings necessity, so run your heater today! If you encounter any of these problems or warning signs, call HomeTown Heat and Air and we will get your furnace back to its optimal working condition.

 

Kelsey Ulmer