All furnace problems need to be fixed eventually. There is no such thing as a furnace problem that you can simply ignore forever. However, it is true that some furnace problems can be left until the next available business day while some require immediate attention. The professionals at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. are available to Kokomo residents at any time of the day or night to provide heating repairs and maintenance. Read on to learn which problems are true emergencies, and which furnace problems can be addressed at the soonest possible appointment slot.

What Is a Furnace Emergency?

Smelling Gas

Any time you smell gas, it needs to be addressed right away. A gas odor in your home could be a gas leak coming from your furnace system. This is never something to ignore! Chemical odors, gas, or burning smells indicate that there’s a problem with the combustion gasses entering your home. This could mean a damaged flue or faulty heat exchanger. If your combustion process fails, you run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you smell gas, turn off the furnace and get everyone safely out of the house. Then call the gas company as well as our emergency line to address the problem.

Your Furnace Isn’t Working

This may seem like a pretty obvious one, but it comes with stipulations. If the temperature outside is mild, you might not need our emergency services. However, as it currently is winter in Indiana and the temperatures have been known to drop down to dangerous levels, especially at night, do not hesitate to call! Here is another thing to consider is when your furnace stops working: If it’s a Friday at 5 PM, you aren’t going to want to wait through the entire weekend to get it fixed no matter what the temperature is outside, so give us a call!

Strange Sounds

Another common sign of a true furnace emergency is hearing weird noises from your heating system. Noises like tapping or banging can indicate a need for emergency services. As these noises can indicate loose ductwork, a damaged fan belt, or improper combustion, they need to be addressed before they cause more damage to your system.

If you’re not sure if your furnace problem is a true emergency or not, call us anyway. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, and will be at your home as soon as possible to repair your furnace and get your home warm and comfortable. Contact Quality Plumbing & Heating today at (765) 450-4008.