How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

February 16, 2018

When it’s frigid in Huffman 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 appointment in your future. Even if your system appears to be working well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty air filter can impede air flow, decrease your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are different reasons you might have to have a furnace repair. The more promptly you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you notice any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Air Houston Mechanical LLC.

1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You might have a problem if your furnace starts running loudly or making noises you haven’t heard before.
2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running for enough time? Is it running endlessly? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t heating thoroughly. Have you increased the temperature again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could signal a few different problems. It could be an issue 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 home.
4. Your electric bill keeps climbing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps increasing. This could indicate a few different problems. Your HVAC expert will help figure out what’s going awry.
5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and cut off its gas supply. Keep lights off and don’t use matches until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your system.
6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC technicians to repair.

You’ll know when you should schedule furnace repair now that you’re aware of these common symptoms. The experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.