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

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In Locust you rely on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace fix-up visit any day. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and impact your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a pro, like Dynamic Comfort Solutions, if you note any of these indicators:

  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 freely as it should, or does it seem weak? Symptoms related to your blower could signify a minor problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too small 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 at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace right away and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company checks 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 solve.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. 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 schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Dynamic Comfort Solutions at 704-485-5506 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.

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