Winter is in full swing, which means many of your tenants are using their furnaces to keep warm. Furnaces are a necessary part of life during the cold winter months, but they can also be expensive to repair. That’s why it’s important to know when there is something wrong with a unit and get it repaired as soon as possible. But how do you know when it’s time? Basic Construction is here with three tell-tale signs a rental property’s furnace needs repair.
1. Abnormal Burning Smells
Abnormal burning smells coming from a furnace can be one of the first signs there’s is an issue with the unit. These smells can range in intensity and are often caused by dust and dirt buildup in the air filter. Furthermore, components of the furnace itself may have begun to wear down. This can indicate damage to the entire unit, costing you more in the long run. So, if a tenant is complaining about consistent burning smells while running the furnace, it’s time for a maintenance visit.
2. Inadequate Heat
Inadequate heat is one of the surest signs a furnace needs repair. If the furnace isn’t providing the expected amount of heat to a rental property, then it’s time to have it looked at by an experienced technician. This could be caused by a number of things, including faulty wiring, failing thermostats, or faulty gas and electrical lines, all of which should be addressed immediately.
3. A Persistent Noise
A persistent noise coming from a furnace is usually an indication that something is wrong. This could be caused by a number of things, including a malfunctioning blower motor, loose screws or bolts, or even a damaged belt drive. It’s important to have this issue addressed as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage and costly repairs. If allowed to continue, you might be looking at a whole new furnace unit in the near future.
We’ll Help Keep Your Units Full and Functioning
Does the mountain of rehab and repairs of your rental properties in Central Indiana have you going insane? Then maybe it’s time to partner with a team that can do it all: Basic Construction. We have a knowledgeable, licensed team that can repair HVAC systems and make repairs to just about any part of the home, including plumbing, roofing, and fencing. So, give us a call today at (317) 505-1030, and let’s get to work on your rentals.