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Service That Furnace!


We love Autumn! Do you know why? Because we get to sip pumpkin-spiced lattes in our favorite warm sweaters, rake big piles of leaves only to jump in them, and of course, help our customers keep their homes warm and toasty all season long!

Unfortunately, we know better than anyone that now is the time of year when issues with your furnace are likely to pop up. So below, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs of a problem — that way, you’ll know precisely when to call our team for furnace repair in Indianapolis, IN.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to learn more!

Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

There are plenty of signs that suggest your furnace needs repairs, including:

Lower Heat Levels

If your furnace is not providing you with the heat you expect, it’s time to call in an expert. There are multiple issues that can lead to lower heat levels: clogged burners, a breach in the ducts, or even a lack of fuel. In any case, it is in your best interest to contact a trained technician to restore normal heat levels.

Strange Noises

Screeching, banging, rattling, and clanking are all sounds you don’t want to hear from your furnace. In fact, the only sound you should hear from your furnace is the soft whooshing of air through the vents. There are numerous reasons as to why a furnace might be noisy, like motor issues, combustion problems, a broken heat exchanger, and more. Some noises indicate serious problems, so don’t hesitate to contact your local HVAC company if something doesn’t sound quite right.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is when your furnace repeatedly turns on and off multiple times throughout the day. This is typically due to a lack of airflow into the furnace itself, which causes it to overheat. When the furnace overheats, the limit switch is activated, and the system shuts down as a safety measure.

Not only is short cycling extremely inefficient, but it also places a ton of wear and tear on your system, leading to sky-high energy bills and costly repairs!

Higher Bills

One great way to tell if your furnace needs repair is to take a close look at your heating bills. If you’ve noticed you’re paying more for heat than you normally do, you definitely have a problem on your hands! Don’t pay more than you should have to for comfort — call a professional for repairs ASAP!

Call in a Professional

If you have reason to believe that your furnace needs repairs, be sure to call in a professional. Only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, training, and experience to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.

Yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system for a fairly cheap price, however, sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks!

Schedule your heating services with the team at Vital Heating & Air today!

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