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SERVPRO of South Nashville: Hot Can Be Too Hot

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Cold temperatures typically call for property owners to lean more on using their furnaces. While these appliances can keep warm, you’ll want to keep safe, as well. Overall, there are many symptoms of an improperly-functioning furnace that could spell trouble. Let’s look at a few of the more common issues to help you be proactive when dealing with the possibility of an overheating furnace.

Recognize the Signs of an Overheating Furnace

An overheating furnace loses some function and may stop working completely. You’ll probably notice something is wrong when your furnace overheats, but you may not know exactly what’s happening. Watch for the following signs that indicate your furnace is overheating:

  • A constant burning aroma
  • A strange humming noise
  • The furnace turns off before finishing a cycle

The humming sound is a sign that your motor is working too hard. Always turn your furnace off if you hear this noise. When the furnace turns off too early, it means that the heat exchanger is at a dangerous temperature and the high-limit switch has turned off the system.

Notice the Signs and Symptoms

First you notice a burning or “hot” smell coming from your furnace or vents. Or you hear odd noises coming from your furnace. Then, it shuts off entirely and won’t start up again. These are all signs that your furnace may be overheating — a situation that definitely needs attention!

In conclusion, you should never ignore an overheating furnace! The problem won’t go away on its own, and continuing use of your furnace can cause significant and expensive damage to your system. If your furnace overheats and explodes, it could cause massive fire damage to your property. Thankfully, in these cases you can always call the trusted team at SERVPRO South Nashville at (615) 331-0200 for fire restoration solutions that help get your property back to it’s pre-fire state.

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