Will Your Furnace Make It Through The Winter?

As the leaves begin to change and the cold weather approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your furnace. When was the last time you had it maintenanced? Does it need to be repaired? Replaced? Will it make it through the winter? While you ask yourself these questions, keep Heatmasters in mind. We have been serving the Chicagoland area for over 60 years and are happy to help with all of your Chicago furnace repair and maintenance. Here are a few warning signs that your furnace may need to be repaired or replaced.

Old Age

We all wish our furnaces could last forever, but unfortunately this is not the case. The average furnace lifespan is about 15-20 years. If your furnace was installed in your home before you moved in or you’ve lived in your home for 15-20 years, its time to start paying extra attention to your furnace. If it begins to function abnormally in any way, call Heatmasters to have one of our skill technicians take care of your Chicago furnace repair or replacement.

Weird Noises

All HVAC systems make noise, but if your furnace begins to make strange sounds that you’ve never noticed before, it most likely needs to be repaired. Often times something comes loose within the system and causes popping or squeaking noises that don’t sound very good. If you notice this with your furnace, have a technician come out and take a look. 

Cold Air

This may sound obvious, but your furnace should blow out hot air, not cold air. If your furnace is cooling your home rather than heating it, this is often a sign of furnace failure. 

Dust

If you begin to notice an unusual amount of dust buildup near the heat vents in your home, this could be a sign that your furnace is on its last leg or needs some serious repair. As a furnace ages, its becomes more and more difficult for the system to filter the air before it is released into your home. If you think something is wrong with your furnace, call a Heatmasters technician to have your Chicago furnace repaired.

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