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How to Recognize a Furnace Emergency


Brookline, NH Homeowner Looks for Help

The most critical sign of a furnace emergency is the smell of gas in the home. In this instance, you should shut down the entire system and get yourself, your family and any pets out of the home immediately. If your furnace has stopped working and is no longer heating the home absent of a suspicious smell, this is also considered an emergency and requires attention as soon as possible.

A homeowner in Brookline noticed that his furnace was no longer turning on, despite the temperature dropping in the home. Concerned that the situation may be dire, he contacted the professionals at Joyce Cooling & Heating.

Furnaces That Are Malfunctioning Need Immediate Service

When your unit is no longer heating the home, you will want to check the pilot light on the furnace. If the light is no longer blue and instead you see a yellow color, these is most likely a problem during the combustion process. Loud noise or banging sounds coming from the furnace may mean that a part inside the unit has come loose or dislodged. Both of these are signs that your furnace requires immediate attention from a professional.

When your home’s HVAC unit is not operating properly, or at all, this requires a visit from a trained technician. Furnaces that are malfunctioning can produce carbon monoxide, a toxic gas that can be harmful to anyone in the home. A furnace that isn’t operating properly can also put you at risk for an electrical fire.

If your furnace stops working and is no longer turning on to heat the home, it is a good idea to shut the system off until you can have an HVAC technician service the unit.

The homeowner in Brookline turned off his furnace. A Joyce Cooling & Heating technician was able to visit the same day, diagnose the problem and get this homeowner’s system back up and running.


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Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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