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A problem with your Columbia, MD furnace could make you and your family uncomfortable and unnecessarily increase your utility bills. Without repairs from a skilled professional, the issue could become more severe and lead to a costly breakdown. If you notice strange noises, a yellow pilot light, or an uncomfortable home, your furnace may need repairs.

Strange Noises

Your home’s furnace may produce a click when it shuts off or comes on, and you may hear air moving through your ductwork. Other noises, such as grinding, screeching, squealing, or banging, could mean you need a repair. Your fan’s motor may need oil, or you could have a loose screw. Flapping, buzzing, or scurrying sounds could be signs of pests in your ducts. A leak in your ducts could make a whistling noise.

A Yellow Pilot Light

Instead of an electronic ignition source, many furnaces use a pilot light that works all the time. Most pilot lights should be blue, and a different color could be a sign of carbon monoxide accumulating in your home because of poor ventilation. An incorrect mixture of air and gas in your furnace could also cause a yellow pilot light. If you notice a yellow light, turn off your furnace until an expert can inspect it.

An Uncomfortable Home

If you and your family feel uncomfortable more often than normal, you might have a furnace issue. Leaks in your ductwork could cause warm or drafty areas, and low humidity could lead to sore throats, nosebleeds, and asthma or allergy symptoms. If you notice a musty smell, you could have biological growth or a dirty air filter. A malfunctioning thermostat or a furnace that’s not working efficiently could make you uncomfortable, as well.

Griffith Energy Services has decades of furnace repair experience that you can count on. We can help you lengthen your furnace’s life and keep it working well. For outstanding service from our friendly, knowledgeable technicians, call us anytime at 888-474-3391.

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