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3 Signs Of Furnace Problems To Look For When Cleaning

You probably think about inspecting your furnace for problems when you do an annual inspection, but this isn't the only time that you should keep your eyes open for issues. In fact, when you're doing basic cleaning around your home, there are a few things that you can look for that can be an indication of issues with your home heating system. If you notice any of these things, it's probably a good idea to have a heating and cooling professional (such as one from Nathan's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.) come out and take a look at your system.

1. Excessive Dust Throughout the Home

If you dust regularly but still feel as if your home is full of dirt and dust, there's a strong chance that your heating system is to blame. When heating systems become dusty and dirty, they can distribute dust throughout the home through the air ducts. Plus, a dusty home could also be a sign of dirty ducts that need to be cleaned. If you have your heating system assessed by a professional, you can get to the bottom of the problem. This will help you preserve your system, ensure that it's running efficiently, improve the indoor air quality inside your home and cut down on cleaning time.

2. Dirty Vent Covers

Even if the dust hasn't distributed itself all throughout your home, it can be a warning sign of a dirty system or dirty ducts if you notice that your vent covers are dirty. Removing them and washing them with soapy water and then allowing them to dry can help, but if you notice that they get dirty again seemingly right away, it's a good idea to call a heating and air conditioning professional to come out and help.

3. Excessive Static Electricity

Heating systems can dry out the air in your home, but they aren't supposed to do so to the point that there is excessive static electricity in your home. Although you might not notice it on a normal day, you may notice getting shocked when cleaning off your ceiling fan or wiping down your doorknobs. If you do, there's a strong chance that the issue could be related to your heating system, so it's important to have it assessed as soon as possible.

As you can see, there are a few signs of furnace problems that you can look for when cleaning up around your home. Look for these things, and call a heating repair company if you notice any of them. This is just one way to make sure that your furnace stays in good condition.