How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s chilly in Excelsior Springs you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable. 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 probably need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty 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 could have to have a furnace repair. The sooner you can reach out for a furnace repair, the better. If you notice any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Colvin's Heating and Cooling.1. Your furnace is noisy. You may have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises that are unfamiliar. 2. Your blower isn’t operating properly. Is it running for the right amount of time? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You might 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 don’t feel like the temperature is what it should be? This could indicate a few particular problems. It could be a problem with your thermostat. It may be an issue 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 increasing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps increasing. This could signal several different problems. Your HVAC expert will help sort out what’s going wrong. 5. You smell gas. This is critical. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your furnace. 6. You find water gathering around your furnace. This is usually 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 familiar with 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.