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3 Signs Your Furnace Needs Professional Repairs


No one wants to kick off the year with a malfunctioning heater but sometimes it is unavoidable. There may come a day when your heater decides that it is simply done and gives out on you. We know this is a pain and not how you would prefer to start off 2021–we wouldn’t want it either! If you are kicking off your new year with major furnace trouble though, you can come to us for help.

Even with yearly maintenance your furnace heater, whether it is gas-powered or all-electric, will need repairs at some point. When you need furnace repairs in Northfield, NJ, you can rest assured that we are here for you.

3 Warning Signs That Mean Your Furnace Needs Repairs

Let’s be honest, you want to figure out that you need to schedule repairs before your system gives up on you, right? Hopefully, you’d agree because that’s what we’d like to help you with today. Below we’ve listed some common warning signs that should tell you something is up with your heater. That way you can contact us before you have to resort to wearing your snow gear indoors.

  1. The furnace has started to make some odd noises. Furnaces aren’t silent when they operate but that certainly doesn’t mean they should create a racket either. Noises like hissing, clanging, rattling, banging, and screeching are all indicators of something being wrong in your unit.
  2. You can smell gas. If you have a gas-burning furnace and you notice the distinct scent of gas, turn your furnace off immediately. That smell may indicate a gas leak from your heating system. Once your system is off, make sure to go outside for safety purposes and call the local authorities to have your home checked. Once these safety measures are taken care of, you can schedule repairs–this smell is probably caused by a cracked heat exchanger.
  3. Your energy bills are too high. Energy use will fluctuate based on your use of your furnace. However, large spikes in your bills shouldn’t be brushed off, especially if you haven’t had major increases in your furnace use. These spikes can be an early warning that something is up with your furnace and the sooner you get it fixed, the better for your bills and your comfort.

If any of these warning signs sound familiar, or if you have a furnace that already gave out on you, professional repairs are going to be the ideal solution for you. When you need repairs, make sure you reach out to a team of professionals that goes the extra mile like we do. We provide 24/7 emergency service for those days when you are without heat at the worst possible time. We also offer great deals like 10% off your first service call.

Amateur or DIY attempts at fixing a faulty furnace are both likely to cause more problems and can be dangerous to all parties involved. Make sure to get repairs that avoid those risks by contacting us.

Schedule your appointment with Elliott-McElwee, Inc. Your comfort is our business.

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