True Love Lasts Forever but Your Furnace Doesn’t

True Love Lasts Forever but Your Furnace Doesn’t

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It’s not you—it’s your furnace. You’ve given the relationship all you have, and then, when you least expect it, the heat is gone.

Don’t let your failing furnace catch you off guard. It’s time you’ve learned the warning signs so you can get out while the getting is good.

1. Bumps in the Night

Unusual noises are a big red flag that your furnace has one foot out the door.

If you hear a thump, scrape, or bang, it’s time to call Heat Relief. Your furnace may be working too hard to heat your Portland area home, or something may have come loose.

2. Age Isn’t Just a Number

It’s a factor to consider when it comes time to replace your furnace. You can find the age of yours by the serial number on its label. Furnaces typically last between fifteen and twenty years. If yours is older than that, it’s time to look into a newer model.

3. Dust Everywhere*

If you’ve noticed dust coming from your furnace vent and settling around your home, that’s a sign that your furnace is unable to clear your air.

*This is also a sign of dirty air filters. If you haven’t changed them in a while, give that a try first.

4. Cold Air, High Bills

A trained HVAC technician is absolutely necessary for this step. When your furnace starts to blow cold air and you notice a sky-high heating bill, a complex component has failed. One of Heat Relief’s technicians will identify the problem and advise you on next steps.

5. You Smell Gas

When you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately. Take a look at your pilot light (found on the inside front panel of your furnace). A yellow light is an indicator that your furnace may be producing carbon monoxide. Open up your furnace and turn the gas supply valve off. Call Heat Relief as soon as possible. In the meantime, don’t use matches or switch on your lights.

When it’s time to move on, let the team at Heat Relief help you choose a new heating system for your Portland, Oregon area home. Ask an expert today!