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4 Signs Your HVAC Needs Attention

Do you say a quick prayer every time you turn your furnace on for the season? Do you keep extra blankets in your bed just in case your furnace stops working in the middle of the night? Or perhaps you have a gut feeling that your furnace is so old and could break down at any time. Let the following warning signs be the impetus you need to get your furnace maintained or replaced.

If you are in or around Winnipeg and your furnace is on the fritz, contact Home Service Plus pronto for 24/7 furnace repair services.


Abnormal Furnace Smells

There are a number of things that can be causing your furnace to smell. Here’s how to determine if it’s a minor or major problem. A musty smell could indicate that there is mold growing in your ducts. This scenario calls for an inspection and potentially a cleaning. If your furnace smells like rotten eggs, that could mean you have a failed heat exchange. This is a serious problem and needs immediate attention. Lastly, if your furnace smells like burning plastic, this could mean there is an electrical problem — which also calls for immediate shut-off and repairs or a furnace replacement.

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Inadequate Heat

If your furnace isn’t generating much heat, even when you put it on a high setting, this is a clear sign that something is not quite right. Contact Home Services Pro at (204) 505-0095 for a prompt furnace inspection.


Persistent Noises

If your furnace is banging, shrieking, making scraping sounds, rattling, rumbling, whistling, popping, or making any other strange noise, you need a licensed HVAC technician to inspect it and fix any problems. Leaving it unaddressed is unwise, as it could turn what was a simple repair into a totally broken furnace that needs to be replaced.

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Tripped Carbon Monoxide Detector

Lastly, if your carbon monoxide detector is going off, it could mean that your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide, which is a health and safety risk for the occupants in your home. Even a small crack can lead to carbon monoxide leaking into your house.

Home Service Plus of Manitoba and Winnipeg provides routine furnace inspections as well as emergency HVAC services. If you are experiencing any of these signs of furnace damage, get the attention you need by calling us at (204) 505-0095 and scheduling an appointment with one of our expert HVAC technicians.