A faulty furnace can lead to serious consequences. We recommend having your furnace cleaned and inspected every year. We’ll do a full diagnostic, replace your filter and make sure it’s ready to keep your warm this winter!
A furnace that is not running properly could cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Almost every furnace produces some amount of carbon monoxide, but a properly running furnace will emit such small amounts that they are carried away by the vent system of the furnace.
If you think your furnace isn’t ready for the cold, don’t worry. City Air Mechanical can help with all your furnace repair and maintenance needs. We service the Bismarck and Dickinson area as well as smaller communities throughout Southeast North Dakota.
So what are common signs that your furnace may be malfunctioning?
Rust: Small flakes of rust known as scale can obstruct your gas flow. This can damage your furnace by holing in moisture and causing rust to form on a larger scale. If your furnace has rust flake on the bottom of the furnace housing, you should clean them away. Our service technicians can come in, remove the burners and perform a full cleaning for you.
Grinding Sounds: Does it sound like you have a ghost living in your utility closet? If your furnace is making sounds or banging, it could indicate serious issues. Our service techs will perform a full furnace diagnostic to help you sleep more soundly.
Rising Heat Costs: If your bill continues to increase but you haven’t increased your thermostat, this could be an indication that your furnace needs to be replaced.
Yellow Flame: Your furnace flame should always be blue. If it is yellow, there is dirt in the burner. Our service technicians can come in, remove the burners and perform a full furnace cleaning for you.
Dusty Smell: A dry, dusty smell that occurs after you turn your thermostat up is a problem you can likely fix yourself. It means your furnace is burning dust out of the combustion chamber. Time to change your filter! If the smell persists, give us a call, and we’ll be have to perform some furnace maintenance.
Frequent Repairs: Feel like the service technician is part of your family? This is a good sign your furnace may be at the end its life. Instead of continuing to pay costly furnace repair bills, you may need to consider a new furnace.
Recognizing potential problems with your furnace can save you from suffering through a night without heat! Issues with your furnace can also create serious hazards to health and safety. It's important to have your furnace checked regularly by a professional HVAC technician. Regular maintenance can prevent many potential furnace problems.