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

In Charlottesville you depend on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace fix-up visit in the near future. As a minimum, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s execution. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a pro, like Beck Cohen, if you see 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 liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a slight problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too undersized 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 operating loudly or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or turning 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 solve.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Beck Cohen at 434-296-0129 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.