5 Signs You Need a Furnace Repair

With how heavily you rely on your furnace to get you through a long, cold South Jersey winter, it pays to be vigilant about maintenance and repairs. The sooner that any issues with your furnace are diagnosed and repaired, the better. This will help you avoid any major repair bills and ensure continuous operation throughout heating season. Here are five warning signs you need to call for furnace repairimmediately.

We provide 24/7 emergency furnace repair to ensure the comfort and safety of your family. Call the experts at McAllister for all your HVAC needs, at 877-665-7577, or contact us online to schedule an appointment. 

Telltale Signs of a Furnace Problem

There are a many warning signs that something is going wrong with your home’s heating system, including:

  • Strange noises. Today’s high-efficiency furnaces are well designed, and constructed, to work quietly in the background of your home. While you may hear the occasional hum as the unit stops or starts, or a ping from the expansion or contracting of metal ductwork, noises such as clanging, banging, booming, grinding, wheezing, or other uncharacteristic sounds can indicate a problem and signal a need to call for repair.
  • Exceptionally high heating bills. Taking in to account the rising cost of fuel and seasonal changes, rising energy bills can mean that your furnace is no longer operating efficiently and may need to be cleaned, repaired, or in the case of an older furnace, replaced.
  • Inadequate or uneven heating. Any changes or lack of heat are a warning sign that something is amiss. Common scenarios include:
    • While there is heat coming from supply vents, your furnace is unable to maintain the desired temperature of your home.
    • Cold air is coming from your vents.
    • No air is coming from your vents (this may be a thermostat issue).
    • Some rooms are hot, while others are cold (this phenomenon can result from a furnace that is incorrectly sized for your home).
  • Your home is dusty or feels stuffy. If you find that you’re having to dust more often or that the air is exceptionally dry or stuffy, try changing the air filter. If this doesn’t solve the problem, a skilled technician will be able to determine the source of the problem.
  • Frequent on and off cycling. There are a number of reasons why a furnace may continuously cycle on and off, all of which demand attention, as this action places unnecessary stress and wear and tear on parts—which can cause fuel bills to rise. While the issue may be with the thermostat, it may also stem from a kink in the ductwork, an issue with the furnace or be a sign of an incorrectly sized furnace.

Benefits of Professional Furnace Repair

Regardless of the type of issue you may be having, calling the experts at McAllister for furnace repair is best way to protect your investment and your family. Our skilled technicians are experienced, licensed professionals who will complete any necessary repairs efficiently and effectively—keeping you warm and safe throughout the winter. Some of the benefits of professional furnace repair include:

  • Warranty validation. Manufacturers warranties will only cover work and parts replacement performed by a licensed professional.
  • Increased efficiency. In addition to addressing the immediate issue, your technician will assess the functionality of the entire unit, ensuring it is operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Safety. Improper handling of repairs can lead to safety concerns, whether the unit is powered by electricity or gas, and is best left to a trained, knowledgeable professional.

Furnace Repair in South Jersey

When you choose McAllister, you’re making the smartest decision for your system. Our technicians are skilled and experienced heating professionals who can quickly diagnose problems with high tech tools. We’ll identify the issue, fix it, and you can get on with your life. If you need emergency service, no worries—our HVAC repair specialists are on call all day, every day, even holidays.

For dependable heating repair in South Jersey, choose McAllister. Contact us online or give us a call at 877-665-7577 to schedule service.