The current temperatures in Louisville, Kentucky, are hovering just above the freezing mark. To stay warm and comfortable, you’re operating your furnace around the clock. That extra strain can result in problems if your furnace is old or hasn’t been maintained regularly. Read on to learn three signs your furnace isn’t functioning at full capacity.

Higher Heating Bills

Using your furnace more will increase your heating bills. But if you’ve noticed that your heating bills have increased substantially, it could be because you have a clogged filter. Your heating system needs a clean filter to maintain good airflow and high efficiency. You should change your furnace’s filter every 30 to 90 days.

Not Turning On At All

Is your heating system failing to turn on? One common explanation is that there’s an issue with the pilot light or electronic ignition. If you have an older heater with a pilot light, check if the flame is still burning. If it continues to go out after relighting it, seek professional help. We can also diagnose your broken electronic ignition.

Weird Smells and Sounds

When one part in your heating system malfunctions, it can create a domino effect that causes more damage. If you hear a banging, screening or grinding noise, don’t wait for it to go away on its own. The same goes for if you notice a burning smell or musty odor. Waiting to schedule a repair increases your risk of a major breakdown. Call a professional.

Your home’s heating system is an essential piece of HVAC equipment when the winter weather blows through Louisville. If your furnace isn’t blowing warm air and keeping your family comfortable, call KY Energy Pro, Inc. today at 502-215-5743. We’re standing by to find and fix the issue immediately and restore your comfort right away.

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