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

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In Pella 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 regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace service visit in the near future. Simply put, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s performance. It could even create trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, if you notice any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working 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 indicate a minor 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 chilly? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working noisily or making 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 cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a number 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating at 641-628-3621 when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.

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