A furnace is a vital part of any household that homeowners should not overlook. Many homeowners forget about their furnaces until problems start to arise since it is typically tucked away in a garage or basement.
A furnace keeps a home warm during cold or subzero temperatures, which not only keeps a homeowner comfortable but healthy as well. A faulty furnace could lead to discomfort, stress, and potentially even sickness. These risks are why furnace inspections and repairs can be vital for any Chicago home.
When Furnace Repair is Necessary
When a furnace stops working or works intermittently, it is highly noticeable to a homeowner. For this reason, a professional should inspect a furnace every year. These inspections can keep a furnace running longer, keeping families warm and safe throughout the winter.
There are a few significant signs that can indicate furnace failure, which include:
- Blowers are constantly running
- Little to no heat produced by the furnace
- Excessive gas usage with little result
- Banging, squealing, or humming noises coming from vents
- The pilot flame turns off
- The furnace is turning off and on intermittently
- Bad odors filling rooms
These symptoms usually indicate the failure of one or more furnace components, which could have hazardous consequences if not adequately addressed.
Blowers are Constantly Running
This constant activity usually indicates a problem with the fan control switch or a filter. Usually, these parts need replacement rather than repairs. Chatham Comfort Controls has access to the components required for these repairs and can get the furnace back up and running again.
Little to no Heat
If a furnace is blowing cold air or producing no heat whatsoever, there is usually a problem with the furnace itself. A digital thermostat can help diagnose this issue, as it can show the room’s actual temperature.
Since this is a significant issue, it requires immediate attention from an HVAC specialist. For these types of problems, we typically recommend our 24/7 Emergency Services.
Excessive Gas Usage
If the furnace seems to be using more gas than usual, this could indicate an issue with the furnace. Since this issue involves gas, it is best to call a professional right away. If unchecked, this could eventually cause a gas leak in a home, resulting in fatal consequences.
Loud Noises from Air Vents
If a homeowner hears loud banging, squeaking, or whining noises coming from the air vents, they are most likely experiencing a furnace issue. These noises are not just annoying; they indicate a potentially catastrophic failure inside of the furnace.
Strange noises could be a sign of airflow reduction, burner issues, or a critical mechanical failure. To prevent any other problems from arising, call a professional as soon as possible.
Pilot Flame Issues
If the pilot flame turns off or begins to flicker, seek help immediately. A pilot light issue could indicate a potential gas or carbon monoxide leak inside a home. The flickering suggests an overabundance of carbon monoxide within the furnace, which can be hazardous to homeowners.
If a homeowner notices issues with their pilot flame, they should call a professional service immediately. At Chatham Comfort Controls, we offer our 24/7 service for this reason. Our dedicated, friendly team will keep any Chicago home or business safe and warm this year.
Furnace Turns On and Off
An intermittently running furnace could indicate several problems. Depending on the weather, the furnace could be clogged or dirty. This issue could also indicate a problem with the filter or thermostat.
Since there are so many components that could cause this type of problem, it is best to call an HVAC professional. A professional can provide a thorough diagnosis, saving homeowners time and money in the process.
Homeowners should immediately attend to foul smells coming from vents in their homes. Bad smells can indicate potential problems with the gas line inside the furnace.
In particularly severe circumstances, a foul odor can indicate a carbon monoxide or gas leak. A rotten egg odor usually accentuates this type of leak, which can sometimes make family members or visitors sick.
Constant exposure to these deadly fumes can have negative health consequences. To avoid any issues, we recommend calling an HVAC professional as soon as possible. Our team specializes in these types of problems, and we will resolve them promptly.
When to Call 24/7 Services
Homeowners should call a professional immediately in the case of bad smells or loud noises coming from vents. These issues indicate potential issues with the motor, filter, or even gas component of the furnace.
It is best to call a professional to ensure that the repair goes correctly and safely. A professional can ensure that a thorough job completion, all while meeting EPA and local regulations.
At Chatham Comfort Controls, we make sure to eliminate any waste products, old parts, and other contaminants. We understand that a homeowner’s furnace is the key to their home’s comfort, so we make the repair and cleanup process as easy as possible.
Benefits of Working with Us
Access to Replacement Parts
Access to most replacement parts to get your furnace back up and running smoothly.
We are here to offer our help, get your life back to normal as quickly as possible, whenever you need it.
Safety is a priority for us. Most furnaces feature an area that might connect to natural gas or fuel oil. We are used to working around these flammable substances. Leave it up to Chattam Comfort Control to handle any of those connections.
Diagnostics and Inspection
Sometimes there may be more than just a simple replacement part problem. We can effectively perform a complete system inspection to have clear information about your system’s health and any other HVAC issues at your home.
After successfully executing the diagnostic and inspection of your system, we’ll quickly and efficiently perform the necessary fixes once we know the root of the problem.
Why Contact Chatham Comfort Controls
As Chicago natives ourselves, we understand just how vital a furnace is to a home. A furnace can keep a home warm in harsh, sub zero conditions, allowing homeowners to get through the winter season.
We understand that the Windy City’s winters can be devastating if a furnace is in disrepair, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency service for all furnace needs. Our team is committed to providing timely furnace repair services for any home or commercial building. At Chatham Comfort Controls, we provide the tools any homeowner needs to fix their furnace.
Whether someone is facing an extensive repair or a minor fix, we are here to make the repair process as simple as possible. At Chatham Comfort Controls, we understand how difficult it can be to make it through winter without a furnace. We want to make sure no client has to have a cold home or business in Chicago. This fact is why we offer both traditional and 24/7 emergency service on furnace repairs and replacements.
Contact Chatham Comfort Controls
If you suspect any issues with your furnace or heating system, then you might need to call Chatham Comfort Controls. We offer regular and 24 hour emergency services, which can help you with all of your heating needs.
We not only work on heaters, but our knowledgeable team also works on air conditioners, boilers, and furnace systems for both residential and commercial clients.
Our experienced repair specialists are certified heating and air conditioning technicians who provide quality customer care and unmatched results.
Whether you need regular maintenance, a replacement, or a thorough inspection, Chatham Comfort Controls can help you with your HVAC needs. Our technicians would be happy to assist you with your needs.
If you’re interested in any of our services, call us at 773-842-4299 for Chicagoland or 708-674-6313 if you’re in the South Suburbs. You can also send us an email or fill out our contact page. We look forward to helping you with all of your HVAC needs.
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