To keep warm during winters in Decatur, Illinois, your heating system must be up to the challenge of combating freezing weather, gusting winds, and moisture. If your furnace is not performing properly, ask licensed heating professionals to examine your unit before serious problems occur. Here are signs that you may need furnace repairs.

Unit Does Not Heat Properly

If your furnace is blowing cold air, there are a few things to check before calling heating professionals for help. Dirty filters are the most common reason for poorly performing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Check to make sure yours is clean.

If you have a gas or oil furnace, make sure the pilot light is on. Check electrical connections and breakers to ensure that power is going to the unit. You should also make sure vents are open and are not blocked. Finally, check the thermostat. Increase the temperature several degrees, and wait about 30 minutes. If there is still no heat, it’s time to call a professional.

Weird Sounds

Most furnaces make sounds as they start up and operate. However, weird sounds such as shrieking, whining, moaning or banging are warnings signs that something may be wrong. If you cannot determine what the problem is, call an HVAC professional. Waiting may allow a simple problem to develop into a complex one.

Increased Heating Bills

There are ways to help keep your home warm so that your furnace does not have to work so hard. However, higher heating bills often signal that your furnace is struggling to heat your home. Often, tuning up the system solves the problem. A certified heating professional should examine your furnace. Technicians can also recommend ways to increase efficiency and reduce home heating costs.

Tica, Inc. Heating & Cooling has provided professional HVAC services for Decatur and nearby communities since 1967. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist, and we also work on all brands of heating and cooling equipment. As part of our furnace repair services, we thoroughly examine the entire unit to properly identify and fix the problem.

If you are concerned that you may need furnace repairs, call (217) 635-2230 to request an evaluation. We offer 24-hour emergency service for serious problems that cannot wait.

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