As the weather turns, families must once again rely on their heater to get them through the chilly months. Because your furnace is turned off half of the year, you won’t know what problems exist until you contact a professional to inspect and diagnose the issue. As soon as you notice your furnace acting strange, contact Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning for a professional furnace repair. Signs that your furnace is on the fritz are more obvious than you may expect. These are the five problems many of our clients face prior to contacting our team.

Trouble Starting

If your furnace has trouble starting, this isn’t necessarily a sign that you need a professional. Because it has been dormant for so long, it is not unusual to experience some difficulty starting it the first few times. However, if the problem persists and you also notice other functionality issues, it’s probably time for a repair. In many cases, when a furnace has trouble starting, this is because one component has malfunctioned. Once that component has been replaced, your furnace should behave as normal.

Strange Smells

If you are turning your furnace on for the first time this season, don’t be alarmed if you smell the fuel that is being used. However, this smell should go away once you continuously use the unit, so if it persists, then again, you may have a problem. Do not attempt to resolve the issue yourself, as there are several causes that can result in a furnace producing strange odors. Save yourself the time and contact a professional, like the team at Vigilante, to inspect, diagnose and resolve the problem for a more efficient resolution. 

Strange Sounds

Much like those strange smells, there are multiple causes for the strange sounds coming from your furnace. Some of the most common noises people hear are:

  • Banging
  • Thumping
  • Rattling
  • Whistling
  • Rumbling
  • Squeaking

If you hear any of these noises, don’t ignore them. Depending on the severity of the cause, it may lead to a system breakdown. We will ensure you stay comfortable this winter with our affordable furnace repairs. With us, owning a furnace is simple regarding affordability and maintenance. Numerous discounts, rebates, and specials are given to all of our customers. 

Insufficient Heat

One of the easiest ways to detect a malfunctioning furnace is when it doesn’t do its job: produce heat to keep your home warm. We’ve noticed that this problem homeowners typically don’t ignore! If your furnace is producing little to no heat no matter where you set your thermostat, call our certified technicians to restore heat in your home. We are the ones that homeowners in Queens and the surrounding areas trust to ensure their furnace works better, longer.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off

Your furnace has a carbon monoxide detector to alert you of the presence of toxic gas. As you may already know, furnaces are prone to emitting high levels of carbon monoxide. As a result, if your carbon monoxide detector goes off, do not ignore this. In this order, turn off your furnace, open the windows, contact your gas company, and then contact Vigilante in Queens to discover the source of the gas. From there, we will perform necessary repairs to ensure your furnace is safe to use.

Contact Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

Homeowners trust us with their furnace and all forms of plumbing installations in Queens because we look out for them. They have trusted us for over 80 years as we serviced all five boroughs of New York. Our team guarantees 100 % satisfaction. We recognize that manufacturer’s warranties don’t always cover all aspects like labor costs, ductwork repairs, and other equipment costs, which is why we’re here to help cover those costs for you. Our team will make owning a furnace easy. For a furnace repair in Queens, you can trust, contact Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning. Call (718) 530-0404 any time, day, or night.