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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

When Should You Call The Furnace Repairman?

by Jamie Shaw

Your furnace is turned on at that first chilly day and runs throughout those cold winter months until you can finally open the windows again. It can run anywhere from 3 months to 6 months depending on how mother nature is feeling that year. If your furnace isn't performing properly then you could be feeling a bit chilly inside your home as well, which is definitely not what you want. If you aren't sure if you should call your local furnace repair service for help with your furnace, read on for helpful information to guide you.

Your Furnace Won't Turn On

If your furnace isn't turning on at all, it may be time to call in a professional for help. Before you do, you should check your thermostat to be sure it's set to heat and attempt to adjust the temperature to see if it turns on the furnace. If this didn't do anything, you should also check that your air filter isn't clogged with debris. If your filter is clogged, it could cause your furnace to turn off and it won't turn back on again until you've replaced the air filter and hit the reset button. If none of these helped, call in a professional.

Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Is Going Off

Carbon monoxide in your home is very dangerous and is known as the silent killer. If you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home and it's going off, it may be due to your furnace. First and foremost, get everyone out of your home. Your furnace may have a cracked heat exchanger and it will need to be replaced. It could be other things in your home as well -- after you deduce that it is caused by your furnace, call in a professional HVAC technician for help making the repair.

Your Furnace Smells Like It's Burning

Most times when you first turn on your furnace it is going to have that burning smell, which is the dust burning inside your furnace. After turning it on and leaving it on for a few hours, you shouldn't smell it any longer. If you continue to notice this smell, it could actually be something burning in your furnace. Check your furnace to be sure it isn't on fire, then open up the panel and take a closer look inside after turning off the power to the unit. Try vacuuming out the inside of the unit and turn your furnace back on again to see if this helped. If you continue to smell this odor, call a professional furnace repairman for help.

If you aren't sure when to call out the furnace repairman for help with your unit, use the information above to guide you. If you have any issues with your furnace that you aren't sure how to repair, call a professional.