You have a furnace and, if you’re anything like most people in Central Maine, you use it quite often during the winter. And, as your furnace is working, you, of course, want to know that it’s functioning properly and is doing its job.
But what if your furnace was poorly installed? Not only does this mean that your system is not working as well as it should, but also an improperly installed furnace can put you and your family at risk.
An Improperly Installed Furnace
Here are the risks associated with an improperly installed furnace:
Electrical issues, which are a result of faulty wiring
A system that is not operating efficiently
Air quality issues
Signs You Should Look For
A furnace that was poorly installed will give off some signs that will indicate just that. Here’s what you should keep an eye out for:
Odd sounds – Loud humming, screeching or popping could all indicate that your furnace is in trouble and that it might be time for a replacement.
Odd odors – It’s not unusual for a furnace to emit certain smells. Some specific scents are not harmful at all. Furnaces often accumulate dirt and dust, which can cause a burning smell. Typically, this smell goes away after a few hours. However, if it doesn’t, it may be time to change your system’s air filter. If you’re encountering a more mechanical-like smell, such as the smell of burning rubber or metallic, you could have a more serious problem. If this happens, it’s best to shut off your heat completely and call a service technician as soon as you can. A gas leak is indicated by a rotten egg smell. If you smell anything like rotten egg, make sure you don’t touch the furnace. You should leave your house and call 911 from a safe distance. When things are safe, contact our service technicians for a replacement.
Frequent repairs – It’s time to upgrade to a new furnace if you’re spending more than half the cost of a brand new furnace on repairs.
Pioneer’s Oil and Propane Furnace Installation
Pioneer offers furnace and boiler installation for different kinds of heating systems, including ones that use heating oil, propane and natural gas. Additionally, our service technicians are trained to offer expert maintenance when it comes to tune-ups and repairs. We also offer service plans that cover tune-ups. If you’re in Worcester, Winchendon, Sturbridge or Sterling we can help your home’s furnace run at top efficiency.