Winter has landed here in the Dixon, Davis and Vacaville areas, which probably means you are used to getting home after a long day and cranking up the heat to the perfect temperature before dinnertime with the family. But if you’ve noticed a weird noise coming from your vents, or that the air coming from those vents isn’t as warm as it should be, your furnace is trying to tell you something. But what?

As the go-to furnace experts for local homeowners who are struggling to keep warm as the overnight temperatures drop, we have seen it all when it comes to furnace issues. Here are the common problems we see, and what can be done to remedy your furnace woes!

Furnace Noises

These noises coming from your vents or the basement/garage where your furnace lives can indicate its time to schedule professional furnace service:

Screeching, Squealing, Rattling or Clanking

An alarming, high pitched squeal or clanking sound can mean a number of things for the inner workings of your furnace. It could be a benign loose screw or a worn fan belt, which are both easily fixed by a professional. In more serious cases, these noises can indicate a broken blower fan, which if left unchecked could cause devastating damage to your furnace. Make sure you call a professional and do not try and remedy this issue on your own!

Loud Booms & Bangs

If you’ve confused your furnace turning on for a World War 2 documentary on the television, there is definitely cause for concern. A loud, low boom or bang may indicate that there is an issue with the fuel supply of your furnace. This can turn into a dangerous issue for your family, as harmful gasses could be leaking into your living space. If you have heard a loud boom or bang coming from your furnace, give Greiner Heating, Air, and Electric a call right away.

Rumbling, Knocking & Other Noises

If the noise you’re hearing doesn’t fit into any of these categories, your furnace is likely in need of some regular preventative maintenance. Your furnace should operate as quietly and efficiently as possible, so if you’re concerned about a noise coming from your heating system, it certainly isn’t going to fix itself! Call in the pros.

Furnace Temperature Issues

Your furnace should deliver the heat you need, right when you need it. If you’ve turned up the thermostat, but aren’t feeling the air coming from your vents getting any warmer, there may be an issue with your furnace fuel supply or the heat exchanger. This will require further investigation and repair, so it should also be left to a professional.

If you’re not sure what’s going on with the furnace in your home, don’t wait another day. A broken furnace can cost you more on your heating bills with each cold winter night — so don’t hesitate. If you’ve got furnace questions, Greiner Heating, Air, and Electric has furnace answers!

Don’t ignore the signs of a worn-down furnace. Call the furnace experts at Greiner Heating, Air, and Electric and keep warm this winter! Contact us today to get started.

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