These signs let you know it’s time to have a heating professional look at your furnace.
- Trouble turning on
- Makes unusual noises
- House feels noticeably colder
- The pilot light is yellow, not blue
- Strong smell of gas/fuel around the furnace
Carbon monoxide leaks are furnace emergencies that need to be repaired right away. Always have a functioning carbon monoxide detector in your home. In the event that your furnace exhaust gets detached from the unit, or if somehow your heater core gets a breach in it, you’ll need to know right away.
Carbon monoxide from a furnace venting into a living space is potentially deadly and you won’t necessarily know unless you’re alerted by a working CO detector. Furnace issues are serious, so make sure you contact a professional at the first sign of trouble.