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Do you have a plumbing repair kit in your home to make emergency repairs quickly? Having everything you need in one bucket or box can help you eliminate some of the stress that comes with plumbing emergencies. On this blog, you will find out what you should have in your kit and some basic tips about making these repairs to avoid further damage to your home. It is my hope that you will find more than enough information to keep your home dry, your drains draining, and a peace of mind and lack of stress to tackle these dreaded household occurrences.

preparing for plumbing emergencies

Furnace Trouble: How to Spot the Signs

Veronica Torres

Unless you want to find yourself cold in the middle of winter because you missed the signs that your furnace was having trouble, you will want to read through the following points. This way, you will have all of the knowledge you need in order to know when it is time to call in a professional. 

It Is Making Odd Noises

A furnace should not really make a lot of noises beyond the occasional sound of it turning on and off. Loud banging, clicking, knocking, or rustling noise coming from your furnace is not normal, and it needs to be investigated by a professional HVAC technician. It could be anything from a motor that is starting to lock up or otherwise malfunction to a fan felt that has become loose. 

It Is Giving off Odd Smells

Do you smell something a little strange when you are near your furnace, especially if it is a gas or oil fueled furnace? If so, you will want to immediately turn it off and make a phone call to an emergency HVAC repair technician. If he or she cannot get to your home for a day or so and it is very cold outside, it would be better to stay with family or at a hotel until then. This is because the furnace could be putting off toxic fumes and, until you are sure as to what the problem is and it is repaired, you will not want to use it.

It Keeps Turning off and on Too Quickly

The furnace is designed to turn off once the inside of your home has reached the temperature you set on the thermostat, and then it will come back on when the temperature begins to drop. This ensures that the temperature inside of the home remains as consistent as possible. However, if the furnace is clicking on and off non-stop, or at least much more than it should, this is a sign that you need to have an HVAC professional take a look at it. It may be a simple fix, but it is a fix that needs to be done right away in order to protect the condition of the furnace and to keep your home a comfortable temperature.

Since many quality HVAC technicians find themselves to be rather busy during the winter, it is important for you to make the call to schedule your appointment the moment you notice something is wrong. This way, you will have a better chance of it being repaired before it gets any worse. For more information, talk to a technician like those at Washam Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.