Depending on the age of your furnace, whether you have pets, and the number of people in your household, you may need to have it cleaned more than one time per year.At Comfort by Design, we are your source for furnace cleaning, maintenance, and repair to help keep your house warm and comfortable during the colder months of the year.
Some common indications that your furnace needs a service cleaning include:
Struggling to Reach the Desired Indoor Temperature
If your furnace struggles to provide consistent and comfortable temperatures at the chosen level or if some rooms are always colder than others, then the unit may need to be cleaned. Your furnace may also need to be cleaned, or replaced, if it turns on and off too frequently or if it has stopped producing heat.
Dust and Debris
If your furnace has accumulated coatings of dust, dead skin particles, hair, and grime, it immediately requires a cleaning. You can check your furnace air filters to see if they are packed with dust and dirt. As your home’s ventilation system, it is likely for dust, dirt, and other buildup growth in air ducts. If the filters are fairly new and are in decent condition, then your furnace may need a scrubbing and you may need an air duct cleaning. At Comfort By Design, our air duct cleaning service is top-quality, efficient, and always ensures clean air for the home.
Reduced Indoor Air Quality
Dirty air ducts, air vents, and furnace filters will carry unwanted irritants, allergens, and particles into the home. If the air in your living spaces smells musty,if you have to dust more often, or if you or others are experiencing allergy symptoms during the winter months, your furnace may need to be cleaned of dust, dirt, or mold.
High Energy Bills
Lack of maintenance can be a huge contributor to why your energy bills seem to rise, but your home doesn’t get any warmer. If your furnace is not energy efficient, you are basically burning up your money. Yearly maintenance ensures that your system is working optimally, so you’re not overpaying.
Yellow or Orange Furnace Flames
Gas furnace flame color should be blue. If they are yellow or orange, the burner or flame sensor may be dirty. In such a case, the furnace should be cleaned as soon as possible. Delaying this cleaning could possibly allow a carbon monoxide leak to occur.
Unusual Furnace Noises
Is your furnace loud? Strange noises in furnaces can result from dirty burners, clogged air filters, or a blocked up fuel supply. You may hear a whistling or howling sound or a loud bank when the furnace is operating.
For information about our furnace cleaning, repair, and maintenance services at Comfort By Design, call us today at 719.374.1776 or complete our contact form.