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How to Tell if Your Furnace Has Problems

Your furnace is an essential part of your home. It provides a cozy haven for you and your family, as well as keeping you safe from the adverse effects of our Chicagoland winters. When your furnace experiences problems, you need to call in a qualified Lombard, IL furnace repair service to deal with them, and the sooner you can spot a given issue, the better off both you and your furnace will be.

Here's how to tell if your furnace has problems, grouped into three easy-to-notice symptoms.

  • Your furnace isn't generating enough heat. A loss of heating capacity can stem from faulty burners, from a malfunctioning thermostat or from problems with the gas line, among other issues. Whatever the problem, it will take longer and work harder to heat your home (assuming it generates any heat at all), which places undue strain upon the unit.
  • Your furnace isn't blowing any air or doesn't blow air with enough force. A loss of air flow can be caused by a faulty fan motor, by a blockage in the duct, or by trouble with the electrical system. This category can also include situations where your furnace shuts down entirely, and refuses to turn on.
  • Your bills are higher than they should be. Problematic components don't necessarily affect the heater's performance. They just force it to work harder and expend more energy, while increasing overall strain on the unit. You can spot them if your find your bills higher than expected, despite the fact that you're not heating your home any more often than normal.

Knowing how to tell if your furnace has problems constitutes a big step forward in getting them fixed before they cause too much trouble. The next step is contacting the right repair service. In Lombard, IL, furnace issues can be addressed by the trained experts at Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We know how to repair ongoing issues quickly and efficiently, and we're dedicated to your complete satisfaction every step of the way. Pick up the phone to schedule an appointment. You'll be glad you did!

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