Don’t Ignore These Red Flags!

Even in Florida, a surprise chill could mean unexpected work for your furnace. Since we don’t give as much thought to our heaters as we do our air conditioners, it can be easy to overlook signs of damage or necessary maintenance. Nevertheless, missing these red flags will inevitably lead to pricier repairs or replacements down the road.

Don’t let furnace problems disrupt your cozy home this winter! Keep an eye (and ear!) out for these warning signs, and if you do find yourself in need of furnace repair in Jacksonville, FL, call a professional! They will be able to identify the problem, determine if a repair or replacement is needed, and perform the necessary service to correctly fix the issue.

When Your Heating Equipment Leaves You Cold

We probably don’t need to talk about this obvious sign of trouble, but it’s a good place to start! When you turn your heat on, does your home get warmer or stay chilly?

If there’s no heat coming through the vents (or even worse, there’s cold air coming through), then it’s time to call for assistance! This issue could be caused by a lot of things—thermostat malfunction, a broken component, leaky ductwork…you name it. Even if one room is warming up, but the one across the hall is staying chilly, it’s likely time for a fix! The temperature should stay consistent throughout your home and reflect the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat.

If you notice your furnace turning on and off more than usual, this can also signal an issue. This is called “short-cycling,” and it causes your system to work harder than it should. On the other hand, if your furnace is continuously running, this is also a red flag that something is wrong. Either way, you’ll want to have a professional come in and take a look.

When Your HVAC System Starts Talking To You

Is your normally quiet equipment suddenly rattling and banging when your heat is on? This is not only annoying to hear, but it also indicates trouble! If the noises coming from your HVAC system are new or more frequent than usual, it’s time to find out what’s causing the clatter.

Another way your system might be sending you a message? Through your utility bills! If your equipment is damaged or working less efficiently than it should be, it can cause an uptick in your monthly energy bills. If you’ve noticed a recent change, it’s time to look into why.

Still not sure if everything is in tip-top shape? The best way to be confident in your heating and cooling system is to schedule regular tune-ups! Consistent maintenance is the best way to find potential problems early and prevent emergency fixes and replacements in the future.

Buehler’s Got Your Back

If your home’s HVAC equipment is struggling in the cooler temperatures, call Buehler Air Conditioning! We help you stay cool during the hottest seasons, and we know how to keep you cozy, too. Whether you’ve already noticed a problem with your system, or you think furnace maintenance is a good idea (it is!), Buehler’s technicians are here to help. Contact us online or call us to schedule an appointment today!

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