How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

February 16, 2018

When it’s frigid in Derby you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you could have a furnace repair visit in your future. Even if your system looks to be operating well, you probably need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty air filter can impede air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are different reasons you could need a furnace repair. The sooner you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you observe any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning.

1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You could have a problem if your furnace starts running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing.
2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running enough? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem weak? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could suggest a few different problems. It could be something wrong with your thermostat. It may be something to do with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t big enough for your house.
4. Your electric bill keeps increasing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps climbing. This could signal several different problems. Your HVAC technician will help sort out what’s going awry.
5. You smell gas. This is serious. If you smell gas, stop your furnace immediately and close off its gas supply. Keep lights off and don’t use matches until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your furnace.
6. You find water collecting around your furnace. This is generally a clogged condensation line. It could require both plumbing and HVAC professionals to remedy.

You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re knowledgeable about these common symptoms. The pros at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.