The new year might not be the most convenient time to consider replacing your heating system. After all, you’re likely still financially recovering from the holidays. But if your furnace isn’t operating at peak efficiency, you’re probably wasting energy and money. All of that money can eventually add up to pay for a furnace repair or even a replacement. Here are three reasons you need to repair or replace your heating system in your Belmont, North Carolina home ASAP:

Your Furnace Makes Unusual Noises

Are you hearing strange sounds coming from your heating system? It’s normal for your furnace to make noises as it turns on and off. If you’re hearing unusual noises during operation, though, there might be a problem that needs addressing. Banging, rattling and squealing are all unusual furnace noises that should alarm you.

Your Furnace’s Pilot Light Burns Yellow

Normally, your furnace’s pilot light should burn a steady blue flame. If that flame flickers or burns yellow, your heating system is probably producing a poison called carbon monoxide, which is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Turn your furnace off immediately, open the windows and contact a professional HVAC contractor right away.

Your Furnace Isn’t Operating Efficiently

Higher heating bills after the holiday season shouldn’t surprise you. After all, you’ve likely used more energy on holiday decorations, cooking and other activities. But if you still notice higher than usual heating bills further into the year, it might indicate a progressing problem with your furnace. A service technician should inspect it for efficiency.

If you experience these issues with your home’s heater, there’s no telling whether a furnace repair will fix the problem or if you’ll need to replace your heating system altogether. A professional service technician can help diagnose the issue and help you determine the best course of action. Contact Steve Davis Heating & Air Conditioning today at 704-810-0773 for immediate assistance in Belmont, North Carolina, and the surrounding communities.

Image provided by Thinkstock