There’s nothing wrong in getting ready for the worst thing that could happen to your heating unit as the winter season sets in. The last thing that you want to experience is to have a faulty furnace during the chilly months in Arlington, TX. Catch the problem before it’s too late with these three easy ways. Reduced Efficiency If you notice that it takes too long to warm your home even at the maximum performance level of your system, the efficiency of your furnace is dropping. It can be because of a dirty filter or your system is nearing retirement. Have your furnace be inspected before the cold season begins to avoid compromising your comfort and to provide necessary solutions ahead of time. This can also put a big scratch on your budget if not given attention. Frequent Repairs Is your heating system experiencing problem every now and then? Are you having a regular call to your furnace repairman? Fixing parts is normal to any unit, but it shouldn’t be a frequent activity. If this is happening to your heating system, consider purchasing a new one. Repairs reduce the efficiency of your furnace and may cost you big time. Replacement may be costly upfront but you will be assured of the efficiency and savings in the long run. Indoor Air Quality Issues You’ll know when your furnace is failing when you notice that your indoor air becomes a playground for dust and dirt. Normally, heating and cooling systems strain these unwanted particles so that they won’t get along with the air released inside. If your furnace fails, pollution and other airborne particles will be distributed in your home and may cause health risks for you and your family. These common signs of a failing furnace can be prevented and identified with regular maintenance. It’s wise to schedule tune-up and system inspection regularly, even without noticing defects on your system’s performance. Sometimes, as simple as cleaning your unit during regular maintenance makes a big difference. These are just some of the ways to detect glitches on your heating system before they become major concerns and cost you big time. If you think you have a bad furnace, feel free to call our local HVAC contractors at Hightower Service.