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April 25, 2023

While spring is right around the corner, we aren’t completely out of the woods of winter yet. The last thing anyone wants on a cold night is a furnace that won’t run or is having problems, but how do you know when to call for emergency furnace repair?  

If you’ve noticed the furnace in your Atlanta home isn’t working properly, take a look at this list to see the signs that your furnace is going out and in need of after-hours repair. Our team of experts at Anchor are available 24 hours a day to fix your furnace problems and keep you comfortable. 

1. Loud Noises 

Some noises—like a light tapping—point to common furnace problems, like a damaged fan belt, and can wait for normal business hours for furnace maintenance. However, if your furnace is making a loud banging, screeching, or rumbling usually means there is a bigger problem that needs to be fixed immediately. 

2. The Fan Won’t Shut Off

Your furnace should not need to always be running in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If your furnace is continually running, first make sure your thermostat settings are not set to “on” and instead set to “auto”. If the thermostat settings are correct and your furnace is still running, call the experts at Anchor to determine if the problem is an electrical issue or mechanical failure.  

3. Not Enough Heat Coming From the Vents

Your furnace is supposed to keep your Atlanta home warm, and if it fails at completing this there’s a problem. Before calling for emergency furnace repair, however, check if the pilot light is still lit. If the light is lit and the side of the furnace is also cool, you could have a gas valve or control board issue needing immediate repair. 

4. Strange Odors

If you smell rotten eggs, chemicals, or burning coming from your furnace, you have a furnace repair emergency. These smells mean that there is a combustion issue with your furnace and you could be dealing with a potential deadly gas leak. 

5. Your Breakers Keep Tripping

Your breaker will trip as a protective measure to stop an overloaded circuit. If your breaker trips every time your furnace turns on, there is a problem with its circuit board. Call Anchor for emergency furnace service to determine the issue. 

6. Yellow Flame on Pilot Light

A yellow pilot light flame means that your furnace is not getting enough gas. This can be a serious furnace problem because it can also mean that you have a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide poisoning is extremely dangerous to your health and you need to call for emergency furnace repair immediately. 

7. Water Around Your Furnace 

Many standard furnaces use water as a component for heating. When water leaks from your furnace, it runs less efficiently and you are at risk of water damage to your home. Water leaks can mean a problem with your furnace or boiler’s valve and should be addressed immediately. 

Call Anchor For Emergency Furnace Repair in Atlanta

At Anchor, we service and repair all makes and models of central air conditioners, furnaces, and boilers. Our 24 hour furnace repair is available 365 days a year—even on nights, weekends, and holidays. If any of these signs ring true to your furnace’s situation in the Atlanta area, don’t hesitate to call us. We can get your furnace running again and keep you comfortable. 

Furnace problems? Call Anchor for emergency furnace repair. Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us online.

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