How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

February 16, 2018

 

In Mount Hope you count on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your furnace, you could be preparing for furnace service visit in the near future. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce issues with your furnace’s control switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Appalachian Heating, if you note any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem tired? Indications related to your blower could signify a slight problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating loudly or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a clogged condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of complications. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Appalachian Heating at 304-707-0600 when you need to schedule repairs or regular maintenance.