Licensed Mechanical Contractors Offering Fast and Affordable Furnace Repair in Grand Rapids, MI
Is your furnace not putting out enough heat? Does it seem to be running all day to keep up with the cold?
All of these could be signs that something is wrong with your furnace. Lake Michigan Mechanical can come out to your home any time to identify the root cause of all of your furnace trouble. If you suspect anything is wrong, contact us immediately to avoid potentially dangerous problems with your furnace.
Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairs
There are a few signs to look out for that your furnace might need to be repaired (or replaced). If you suspect anything is wrong, it’s best to call Lake Michigan Mechanical right away. We can perform a routine check up on the furnace to make sure everything is running efficiently.
Some signs to look out for are:
High Energy Bills
This could indicate that your furnace is having to run longer in order to produce the same amount of heat that it once did. There could be a number of causes of this, so it’s best to have Lake Michigan Mechanical perform a checkup to identify and fix the root cause.
Similarly, this could indicate that something is affecting the efficiency of your furnace, or even a problem with your ductwork.
Yellow Burner Flame
The flame in your gas furnace should be blue with a small yellow tip. If the flame is entirely yellow, it’s a sign that the gas isn’t burning entirely, and the potentially dangerous production of carbon monoxide could be occurring.
Furnaces don’t last forever, generally 15-20 years. If you have an older furnace, a checkup is a good idea to see if there are any repairs that could improve its efficiency. Furthermore, it might be time for a new furnace that will operate more efficiently and save you money in the long run.
Furnace Maintenance Timeline
With modern furnaces, you can expect to get about 15-20 years of life out of them. That being said, it is crucial for the life expectancy of your furnace that you perform routine checks and maintenance. Preventative maintenance goes a long way in preventing costlier repairs or furnace replacement down the road.