Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘furnace repair’

Furnace Tip: Listen for Signs of Trouble

Monday, December 19th, 2016

When you run your furnace, some level of noise is to be expected. It certainly shouldn’t be enough to keep you up at night, but you may be able to hear your furnace start up as the heating cycle begins, and the sound of air being forced through and exiting your ductwork may be audible. There is a point at which noise coming from your furnace becomes cause for concern, though.

If you are put off by new, alarming sounds coming from your furnace in Des Moines, IA, be sure to schedule service with a member of our team right away. These sounds may not indicate a very serious problem, but one could certainly develop if the warning signs are ignored for long enough. Here are a few to be on the lookout for.

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Furnace FAQ: What’s That Smell?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

We’ve still got a few hot days ahead of us, but temperatures are definitely starting to drop — especially at night! As we welcome chilly air back into our nights and, before long, our days, you are going to start turning to your furnace more and more for comfort. If you fire up your furnace for the first time this year to take the chill out of the air, only to find that it is emitting a strange odor, contact us right away.

There are a few reasons as to why your furnace may be smelling strange, especially at the start of the heating season. They vary in terms of seriousness, but working with a trained professional to get to the root of the problem is always the right move. Call today if you have any concerns at all about the condition and operation of your furnace in Des Moines, IA.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The furnace has long been one of the most popular of all home heating systems, and with good reason. Furnaces heat air directly, distributing that heated air throughout homes via ductwork for prompt, effective heating. They may utilize various fuels, with natural gas and electric furnaces being the most common. They are also quite efficient. Furnaces are not perfect, though: no mechanical system is. One problem that you may encounter with your furnace, and one which demands the immediate attention of a professional technician, is a burning odor. If you smell burning when using your furnace inDes Moines, IA, be sure to contact a member of our team immediately.

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