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An efficient furnace is an important installation in the freezing Lake Forest, Illinois, winters. Don’t wait until you’re without heat to call a professional to inspect your unit. If you’re mindful of how your system is operating, you can catch many furnace problems early for an easier and more affordable repair. Watch for these key signs.

Noisy Heating

Does your furnace make noticeable noises when it operates? If it’s been doing this for awhile, you may have become so accustomed to the sound that you don’t immediately notice anymore. If your furnace makes a banging, rattling, or thwapping sound when it operates, you should contact our office and we’ll send a NATE-certified HVAC technicians for a prompt diagnosis. Ignoring unusual sounds now could lead to an entire system failure later.

Increasing Utility Bills

If your heating bills are on the rise, you should stop and consider whether you’re really using more heat, or your system is just using more energy to provide the same level of comfort. It’s easy to simply assume that you had more heating needs in a particular month, but if that’s not the case, the increase to your bill could be the sign of a bigger problem with your system. Keeping up with regular maintenance will help you spot developing issues that will impact your efficiency.

Your Thermostat Settings are Off

If you don’t have another thermometer in the house, this is difficult to notice. However, if you’re typically comfortable at 68 in the winter and find yourself bumping the thermostat up to 72 to maintain the same level of comfort, there’s probably something wrong with your system. Either your thermostat readings are off, or your furnace is no longer able to keep up with the demands. Contact a professional to find out what’s wrong.

If you suspect that you’re in need of furnace repairs, give Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning at call at 847-388-0108. We’ll help you get to the bottom of the issue so you’re never without heat when you need it.

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