Home heating is a vital part of keeping your family warm and comfortable throughout the winter. When the temperature drops near freezing in Greenville, South Carolina, you depend on your gas furnace to deliver heated air effectively and efficiently. When it doesn’t, it can cause discomfort and distress. That’s why, when a problem arises, you must have it repaired. Here are three signs that indicate your gas furnace needs a repair right away:

High-Pitched Squeals

Your gas furnace will make noises from time to time, but they shouldn’t alarm. If you hear a high-pitched squeal coming from your heating system, your blower belt has likely frayed or slipped. You might also have shaft bearings that need oiling. A comfort advisor can take a closer look and resolve this common problem fairly quickly.

Increased Energy Bills

There are numerous reasons your energy bills can skyrocket, including a problem with your gas furnace. One of the most common is a clogged air filter, which can cause a wide range of other issues. A clogged filter will reduce airflow through the system and strain it. As a result, it’ll increase your energy bills, decrease your home comfort and heighten the risk of a breakdown. You should change your heating system’s filter every three months to avoid problems.

Reduced Home Heating

Modern gas furnaces don’t use standing pilot lights; they use either an intermittent pilot or hot surface ignition. These methods are more efficient than a standing light because they don’t continually burn gas to keep the furnace ready to operate. But despite their high energy efficiency, these gas furnaces can still malfunction. If your home isn’t heating properly, it’s likely because of a broken safety switch, failed computer board or another ignition issue.

Do you suspect your gas furnace isn’t operating as it should? Don’t start the new year off by ignoring a small issue that can quickly develop into a significant problem that costs a lot to repair. Contact Authorized Heating & Air Conditioning at (864) 416-4013 to schedule your gas furnace repair today.

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