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

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In Columbia you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace service visit in the near future. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and impact your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some symptoms for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a professional, like Watts Electric & A/C Inc, if you see any of these indicators:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem tired? Symptoms related to your blower could signify a minor problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping 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, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a blocked condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of complications. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Watts Electric & A/C Inc at 601-736-7362 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.

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