We can’t stress it enough: a faulty furnace in your home can cause health problems for your family, not to mention waste energy and money. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your furnace is running in top shape as much as possible.

Here are some tell-tale signs that mean it’s time to call a ClearView technician to take a look at your furnace:

Dusty Smell after Turning on Furnace: This is a normal occurrence that is simply due to your furnace burning away dust accumulation in the combustion chamber after it hasn’t been used in a while. If it goes away quickly, it shouldn’t be a problem. Changing your filter can help. However, if it persists, or if you smell gas, you should call ClearView right away.

Scaling in the Furnace: These are scales or flakes of rust that are produced by water vapour and carbon dioxide as the furnace burns gas. These scales may fall into the burners and impede the gasd flow. This accumulation can trap moisture and lead to widespread rust problems within your furnace. To prevent damage to your burners and ensure safe and efficient functioning of your furnace, a ClearView technician will fully clean the interior of your furnace, removing the burners and cleaning them thoroughly.

Strange Noises inside the Furnace: If you hear any strange noise coming from inside your furnace, chances are it’s a problem. There could be a problem with ignition of the burners, belts or pulleys could be damaged, or the wiring could be faulty. From clattering, huffing, banging or bumping, any odd noise from your furnace means a call to ClearView is in order.

Yellow Burner Flame: If your furnace is in working order the burner flame should be sharp and blue. A yellow diffuse flame means there are impurities being consumed, probably due to a dirty burner. This hampers the proper mixing of gas and air, resulting in inefficient burning and possible unwanted chemicals spread throughout your home. Call ClearView and we will thoroughly investigate and resolve the issue.

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Written by chris