There are sights and sounds we all love—waves crashing, favorite songs, and the familiar sound and sight of a furnace kicking on in the midst of a viciously cold night. You get used to that familiar hum and the look of the pilot light. However, if you ever see or hear anything unfamiliar, don’t just brush it off as a fluke. It could be major furnace warnings, pay attention.
As with a car, if you hear pings, bangs, grinding, growling or any other kind of unfamiliar and particularly loud noise, there is likely a problem. Those noises don’t just happen because your furnace is in a bad mood. You could hear a sound that may only be described as the furnace doesn’t want to kick on easily. Have you ever stood there in front of a car mechanic and tried to imitate the noise your car was making? We’ve all been there. It can be the same with a furnace. You might not be able to mimic the sound, but you know it isn’t normal.
The same goes for the look of your furnace. One vital sight to pay attention to is the pilot light. It should look a blue-ish color. You should get used to the sight and color. If for any reason you notice it looks different, like maybe a yellow color, you should call us. This may mean there is an issue with the gases. Any deviation from the normal color spells trouble.
Furnace Rochester NY home systems can be tricky and complex. However, if you know the tell-tale signs of a problem, calling us when it is a small issue may help you nip it in the bud before it becomes a big problem.