How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair

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In Marshalltown you depend on your furnace to keep you warm 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 preparing for furnace service visit sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create problems with your furnace’s control switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a professional, like B & G HVAC, if you note any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem tired? Symptoms related to your blower could signify a bit of a problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC pros to repair.
  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 symptoms, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call B & G HVAC at 641-752-3429 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or regular maintenance.

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