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How to Tell if Your Furnace is Breaking

It’s true: one of the most essential features in your home happens to be your furnace. Responsible for keeping your home warm on the chilliest of days, no one wants to see their furnace give out over time. Indeed, this can happen when you least expect it — even if you feel as if your unit is in the clear. If you’re not sure whether your furnace has seen better days, then look for these common signs:

Yellow Light

One of the most common symptoms of a broken furnace is noticing a yellow pilot light. Of course, this isn’t something that you’ll spot out in the open, but rather something that you’ll discover inside of the unit’s front panel. If you do see this golden glow, then it’s time to call for assistance immediately — since carbon monoxide could be lurking around your home, which is deadly.

Startling Sounds

Another common sign of a broken furnace is hearing a strange array of unusual sound effects in your home. Whether it be screeches or pop-like noises, if you hear any of these throughout the day, then it means that your unit needs to be repaired. Sometimes, in most situations, your furnace will need to be replaced.

Unusual Dust

When examining the vents around your home, have you noticed an abnormal amount of dust piling up? If that’s the case, then it means (you guessed it) that your furnace needs to be repaired or that you need to replace the unit’s filter. However, if you recently changed the filter and still see debris, then it’s time to look into an upgrade.

If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.