How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s cold in Excelsior Springs you depend on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you may have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system looks to be operating well, you likely 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 could have to have a furnace repair. The sooner you can call 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 loud. 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 without stopping? Does the air flow seem weak? You might have an issue with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? 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 growing. 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 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 your furnace. 6. You find water gathering around your furnace. This is generally a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix. You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The pros 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.