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There isn’t a furnace failure the SmartHouse professionals can’t fix! We’re the heating experts in the St. Louis area, and our furnace specialists have seen it all. Every possible problem for every make and model of furnace — from an off-set thermostat to a cracked heat exchanger — can be solved with our state-of-the-art technology and top-of-the-line quality service. 

Is your furnace not working? Heating unevenly? Making a loud noise or unpleasant smell? Call today, and you’ll be back to being comfortable in no time at all, even when you need emergency furnace repair!

How to Know Your Furnace Needs Repair

There are a number of complications that could contribute to your home not getting any heat, and you definitely don’t want to ignore them — not just for your convenience, but for your family’s safety! If it has been a while since you’ve scheduled regular maintenance for your furnace, here are a few signs to look out for that indicate your furnace is in need of repair:

How old is your furnace?

Most furnaces are only designed to last 15 years. If it has been more than a decade and a half since you installed your heating system, it is time to consider upgrading to a more efficient and reliable furnace.

Yellow flame in the pilot light 

Your pilot flame inside of your furnace should always be blue, indicating safe combustion. A yellow or orange flame is a sign that something is wrong: the issue could be that contaminants and rust are burning inside.

Rust or scale 

Over time, your furnace will start to collect dirt, rust, and other contaminants that will affect productivity.

Odd sounds 

Chattering, banging, clunking, huffing, and puffing noises from your furnace are not normal, and they suggest that your furnace has seen better days. Call SmartHouse right away to get the issue fixed.

Common Furnace Problems

The reason your furnace is failing to provide heat may be less obvious than the previously mentioned issues. If you have noticed your heating bills are much higher than they have been in the past, or your home just isn’t as comfortable as it used to be, it could be from the following:

Dirty or clogged air filters 

Not only will this cause comfort problems, but it will also make the air in your home dirty. It’s suggested that the air filters be changed out every couple of months to keep temperature levels consistent and ensure your home’s air stays clean.

Thermostat malfunctions 

If your thermostat is broken and it can’t tell your furnace what temperature to heat to, chances are the unit won’t heat at all. Don’t rush to conclusions that it’s your furnace that needs repairing, but do call in a heating expert to double check.

Restricted flow

If air is not properly circulating through the system, it can overheat and shut down. The last few weeks of winter will be long and expensive ones if you don’t fix this problem. It will just continue to cycle on and off, wasting money.

Pilot or ignition control problems

In many cases, the reason a home is not getting any heat is because the pilot light will not stay on. You may be able to relight it yourself, but if not it’s best to call in a professional.

Who to Call for Furnace Repair? SmartHouse!

You don’t have to live with a loud, ineffective, and expensive heating system any more. Whether you suspect there may be something wrong, or you know for a fact your furnace is acting strange, making the smart call to SmartHouse will ensure your furnace problems are diagnosed and repaired with honesty, integrity, and transparent, fair pricing. 

Having furnace issues? SmartHouse will get your home heating back on track. Call SmartHouse today at 314-644-1570 or get in touch here