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

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In Zelienople you rely on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace repair visit any day. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even produce trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some signs for you to search for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in an expert, like Knoechel Heating Company, if you notice any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could signify a minor problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a difficulty 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 working loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a clogged condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Knoechel Heating Company at 724-452-6280 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.

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