It’s been a long cold winter. If your hard-working furnace seems like it isn’t working quite as well as it did at the beginning of the winter, it might be time for a tune-up. If you think it may be time to consider schedule a maintenance visit from one of the skilled professional technicians at Meyer’s, but aren’t quite sure, there are a few questions you can ask yourself first:
When Was It Done Last? If you have an older furnace, or haven’t had a recent inspection, it’s probably time to schedule a check-up.
Are Your Heating Costs Rising? – The cost of fuel normally rises in the winter, but if you’re seeing your heating bills going up more than normal, it could be a sign that you need a new furnace.
Have You Had Recent Repairs – Furnace repairs become more frequent as the unit reaches the end of its life. If you’ve had repairs done in the past two years, or had a hard time getting parts, it could be a sign that your furnace needs more than simple maintenance.
Are You Staying Warm? – If your furnace is running, but it isn’t putting out enough heat to keep you warm, it could be a sign of a clogged or failing system that needs your attention right away.
Change in Burner Flame – A healthy gas flow will result in a blue flame in the gas burner. Poor flow can result in a yellow or flickering flame, which can also be a sign of dangerous carbon monoxide gas buildup.
Moisture in the House – Moisture on cold surfaces, rusting of flue pipes or pipe connections, water leaking from the chimney or vent, or rust on the vent pipe can be signs of gas buildup.
Unexplained Illness – If you find that members of your household are complaining of headaches, nausea, burning of the eyes, nose, or throat, or are experiencing flu-like symptoms for extended periods, it could be caused by gas build-up in the home, potentially because of a cracked heat exchanger in a gas furnace, which can be very serious is not taken care of.
Schedule Your Heating Service with Meyer’s
Since 1951 Meyers has been seeing to the furnace maintenance needs of our clients in Lowell, Valparaiso, Porter County, and Griffith and are committed to taking care of our neighbors with quality work and superior customer service. Whether you need 24-hour emergency furnace repair, or it’s time to consider installing a new furnace or heat pump, the licensed and bonded professionals at Meyer’s can help you determine what your home or business requires, and get you started on your new purchase.
Trust Your Furnace Maintenance to Meyer’s
When you’re ready to schedule furnace maintenance in your Lowell, Valparaiso, Porter County, or Griffith home or business, trust Meyer’s to get the job done right. To learn more about our expansive menu of services, contact us at (219) 240-0610 today.