How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

February 16, 2018

When it’s frigid in Excelsior Springs you count on your furnace to keep you cozy. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you may have a furnace repair visit in your future. Even if your system looks to be operating well, you may need to clean or replace your air filter. An old air filter can stop air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are plenty of reasons you could need a furnace repair. The more promptly you can reach out for a furnace repair, the better. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call in an expert, like Colvin's Heating and Cooling.

1. Your furnace is loud. You could have a problem if your furnace has begun running loudly or making noises you haven’t heard before.
2. Your blower isn’t operating correctly. Is it running for enough time? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem weak? You may have a problem with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t heating thoroughly. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could indicate a few specific 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 correctly sized for your house.
4. Your monthly bill keeps growing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps climbing. This could signal a few different problems. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going awry.
5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace immediately and close 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 collecting around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to remedy.

You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re aware of these common symptoms. The experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.