3 Signs That Your Furnace Needs a Tune-Up

Now that summer is coming to a close, most people will begin to switch off their cooling systems for the year and transition over to heating their homes full-time. If you haven’t used your heating system for a while, you might be surprised at how long it takes to get going after an entire summer of non-use. But how can you tell if your furnace needs a tune-up?


At A.M. Botte Mechanical, we seek to provide trusted HVAC services and advice in Collingswood, NJ and the surrounding areas. If you notice one of these three signs, your furnace is probably in need of a tune-up or repair.


  • An unpleasant smell. The next time you run your furnace, stick around for a minute and give it a sniff. Some smells can be normal. For example, smelling burning dust and dirt is common after sitting unused all winter. However, if you smell something like burning rubber, oil or smoke, these odors aren’t normal, and usually signal that you need to call one of our experts in heating repair in Cherry Hill, NJ as soon as possible.


  • Strange noises. Listen to your furnace. If you notice strange noises coming from it, you can usually diagnose what’s wrong by listening to the type of sound that’s coming out. A loud bang can mean that the burners need to be cleaned out, while a whistling or howling noise usually indicates that a tube is partially blocked somewhere inside the furnace. Our HVAC experts can help figure out what’s causing the noises and will leave you with a quieter furnace in no time.


  • An unusually high energy bill. If your furnace is costing you significantly more money than years in the past, this is almost always an indication that the parts are old and causing the furnace to run inefficiently. Furnace professionals can give your heating unit a tune-up, and install the new parts that will keep it running at its peak.


If you find that you are in need of a heating tune-up or repair, contact our professionals at A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC. today!