How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

When it’s frigid in Pella you need your furnace to keep you comfortable. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you may have a furnace repair soon in your future. Even if your system appears to be running well, you probably need to clean or replace your air filter. An old air filter can block air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are plenty of reasons you may need a furnace repair. The quicker you can schedule a furnace repair, the better. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call in an expert, like Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating.

1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You might have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing.
2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running for enough time? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem faint? You may have a problem with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t heating up enough. Have you raised the temperature again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could suggest a few particular problems. It could be an issue with your thermostat. It may be an issue with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t big enough for your home.
4. Your monthly bill keeps increasing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps increasing. This could signal some different problems. Your HVAC professional will help sort out what’s going awry.
5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and shut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect it.
6. You find water gathering around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.

You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.
 
 
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