What Color Should Your Furnace Flame Be?

Now that winter is just about here, you should start focusing on ways to keep your home warmer and more comfortable. These include checking your furnace to determine whether it’s still in good condition. But how exactly will you know? If you own a heating system that burns fuel, the simplest way to check is by noting the color of the furnace flame. The premier source of high-quality Bryant® electric heaters, Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., expounds on this here. 

Burning Blue

If the flame color on the burners of your gas furnace looks blue–or almost completely blue–then you have nothing to worry about. That’s the color of a healthy flame, indicating that your gas furnace is burning fuel safely and efficiently. In addition to the color, you should also take a closer look at the behavior of the flame. You’ll know the flame is signaling more complete combustion when it remains straight and steady.

When the Flame Is a Different Color

If the flame color in your furnace is bright yellow or orange, this can only mean that the gas furnace has a combustion problem that has to be dealt with promptly. If you see long streaks of color, like orange, yellow or even green, it’s likely that your heating system needs to be adjusted or cleaned. Place a quick call to Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. immediately. We’re not just your provider of radiant heat solutions–we can also handle furnace repair, maintenance and cleaning.

What You’ll Want to Avoid

It’s extremely crucial that you don’t put off finding a solution to the issue of flames that aren’t blue. When the furnace flame is a color other than blue, this means the burner isn’t receiving enough oxygen to allow for complete combustion. This not only leads to wasted gas and higher energy bills, it can also increase the amount of carbon monoxide produced by the combustion process. Keep yourself and your family safe–and ensure proper and efficient heating for your home this winter–by having this problem dealt with pronto.

Call Us Today!

Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. ensures complete client satisfaction, not only with exceptional HVAC repairs and installations, but also through customer-focused service. We’re always ready and willing to answer any question–whether it’s about furnace prices or indoor air quality solutions–and address any concerns you may have. This way, we can provide you with the smooth, rewarding experience you deserve. We proudly serve New Richmond, WI, and all areas in greater St. Croix Valley. Call us today at (715) 246-2660 or fill out this contact form to schedule your HVAC evaluation.