How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

February 16, 2018

 

In Ballwin and St. Charles you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit any day. As a minimum, you might 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 limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some symptoms for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in an expert, like Air Alliance Team, if you notice any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could suggest a bit of a problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working noisily or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a clogged condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of issues. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Air Alliance Team at 636-206-4250 when you need to arrange repairs or routine maintenance.