Signs it’s Time for a Furnace Tune-Up

We all know one of the best parts of this season is coming home to a warm house. But what if you were to open the door and see the thermostat registering at a cool 58 degrees? Most homeowners would be upset and wonder, “how did this happen?” Too often homeowners let small HVAC problems turn into big ones by not scheduling a regular furnace tune-up. That’s why we’re sharing the top signs it’s time for a furnace tune-up.

Change in Air Quality

Are you noticing any weird smells coming from your vents? Is your indoor air drier than before? These are two signs its time for a furnace tune-up. If you’re noticing a change in indoor air quality, it could mean your furnace is blowing dirty or contaminated air. A properly tuned-up furnace will ensure the cleanliness and humidity levels in your home are comfortable and optimal.

Allergies Outside of Allergy Season

Indoor air quality can also greatly affect your health. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, monitor their symptoms. If any symptoms worsen, your furnace could be to blame. As mentioned above, a dirty furnace will continuously circulate contaminated air throughout your home. That dirty air can make allergies worse. If you notice a progression in allergies or asthma symptoms, it could be a sign it’s time for a furnace tune-up.

Unusual Noises

Do you hear something going bump in the night? Chances are it your furnace; especially if you don’t regularly schedule tune-ups. Furnaces in need of service can make a variety of noises. Are you hearing a metallic scraping noise? It could be that the blower wheel has come loose. A screeching noise? You may have a problem with the motor. Loud bangs and pops could be a sign of combustion problems. Either way, any of these sounds are a surefire sign it’s time for a furnace tune-up.

Increase in Utility Bills

Did your utility bills go up? We know HVAC accounts for nearly 25% of your monthly utility bill, so seeing an increase could be alarming. One reason for the inflation could be that your system isn’t running efficiently. Dirty, or unmaintained systems will require more energy to hear your home. Thus, an increase in your utility bill.

Extra Dust

If you notice yourself having to dust more often, that’s a sign its time for a furnace tune-up. If you don’t replace your air filter, or regularly clean your furnace, it will collect dust, then distribute that dust throughout your home. To keep your home as dust-free as possible, schedule regular maintenance for your furnace and change your air filter twice per year.

Call Moore Home Services

Have you seen any signs it’s time for a furnace tune-up? Let us know! At Moore Home Services, we proudly employ the best HVAC technicians in Santa Rosa. Our Diamond Certified techs are ready to give your furnace and care it needs to ensure small problems don’t turn into big ones. Click here to fill out an appointment form or reach out to our friendly call center representatives to schedule any service.