Gretna, Louisiana, might not have freezing cold winters, but it still gets cold. Have you ever considered how a hardworking furnace during the winter months could lead to a potential heating system breakdown? Here at Bryans United Air Conditioning, we like to have all your home heating solutions met. We also want our customers to feel confident that they can identify signs that their furnace is breaking down. Let’s take a look at a few of these warning signs.

Increasing Gas or Electric Bills

While increasing energy costs certainly account for some of the reasons our energy bills increase, they are not the only reason. An old furnace may be at risk of running inefficiently, which could add to an already high utility bill or eventually even lead to a system breakdown.

Improperly Functioning Thermostat

Have you ever noticed that some of the rooms in your house stay warmer than others? This may be an indication that your furnace is no longer able to distribute air effectively.

If this is the case, the heating system in your house might be overworked or inefficient at warming your home, all the while adding unnecessary costs to your home heating bill.

Bad Smells Caused by Overheating

Do you smell something like burning rubber or hot metal coming from your heating unit? If so, be very careful that your furnace is not overheating or burning on the inside. If you smell something funny, it may be advisable to turn off the furnace and contact a professional to ensure your family is kept safe with your home’s current heating unit.

It is always a smart idea to keep an eye on your home’s heating system to prevent a breakdown. Older homes with older units carry a greater risk of safety concerns. An older unit could even lose the ability to heat a home during critical winter months if there is a system breakdown. For furnace repair or maintenance, contact the professionals today at Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071.

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