What Questions Should You Ask Following a Heating Repair?

January 10, 2022
Heating Repair in Beaumont, TX

At some point, every furnace is likely to need some sort of repair. While it’s important to utilize a technician in Beaumont to repair your furnace, you as a homeowner still have a role to play in the process. After the repair is complete, it’s important to ask a few basic questions so that you can take good care of your furnace and minimize the risk of another breakdown. Here are a few questions that the pros at Reed Service Company recommend you ask yourself and your technician after a furnace repair.

What Went Wrong?

Before the technician leaves your home, it’s a good idea to ask them what caused your furnace to break down. This will help you determine if the problem was preventable or if it was simply due to the effects of an aging furnace. If it’s something that was preventable, you can work with the technician to determine what you can change to prevent it from happening again. For example, if your furnace failed because you weren’t replacing the air filter often enough, you can determine the best replacement schedule for your needs and the needs of your furnace.

Will It Happen Again?

Another good piece of information to find out from you technician is if they expect the breakdown to happen again. At some point, every furnace reaches a critical stage where breakdowns are more common because the internal components are worn out. If this is true of your furnace, it may make more sense to have Reed Service Company replace your furnace before the next breakdown so that you can enjoy reliable heating all winter long. The good news, though, is that many components on a furnace are repairable so that you can get many more years of service out of them.

How Can I Help?

The last question you’ll want to ask the technician is if there is anything you can do to help prolong the life of your furnace. It may be that you’re doing everything just right and have no need to change. On the other hand, you may be able to do things like having your ducts cleaned, changing your thermostat settings, altering the type of air filter you’re using, or some other change. In many cases, these simple changes can bring about great energy savings and reduce the amount of wear and tear you put on your furnace.

Do I Hear Any Unusual Noises?

Even when there’s no technician around, it’s good to ask yourself some questions after a furnace repair. First, ask yourself if you hear any unusual noises coming from your furnace. While an occasional strange noise from a furnace usually isn’t anything to worry about, repetitive odd noises likely indicate that there’s another problem brewing that will require the assistance of Reed Service Company. It could be that your furnace is older and any repairs that were performed aren’t holding. Or, it could be that repairing a certain component made another vulnerable component finally give way. In any event, it’s good to keep your ears open after your technician leaves.

Do I Smell Any Unusual Smells?

Along the same lines as unusual noises are unusual smells. In general, you should take seriously any odd smell coming from your furnace because it could indicate a problem that might put you and your family in imminent danger. Two common strange smells that emanate from a furnace are natural gas and smoke. The smell of natural gas is usually caused by either a gas leak or a dirty furnace burner. The smell of smoke could be caused by a component that’s overheating, meaning one or more safety systems in your furnace has failed. If you notice these odors and they continue to get stronger, make sure to evacuate your home before calling Reed Service Company.

Here to Answer Your Questions

At Reed Service Company, we believe that every question our customers ask is important. Whether you have a question about air conditioner maintenance, furnace repair, commercial HVAC systems, boilers, air quality improvement, or one of the many other services that we offer, we’re glad to answer those questions to your satisfaction. That’s one reason why the people of this community have trusted us with their home comfort needs for over 45 years. One look at our five-star customer reviews will show you that we stand behind the promises we make. To learn more about furnace repairs or to schedule a furnace repair, feel free to give us a call at Reed Service Company today.