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

In Excelsior Springs you count on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace repair visit in the near future. Simply put, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and influence your furnace’s execution. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to search for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Colvin's Inc, if you see any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem weak? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a slight problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running at top volume or generating 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, turn off your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning 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 need both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of issues. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Colvin's Inc at 816-630-2702 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or annual maintenance.