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

In Elmhurst you rely on your furnace to keep you warm 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 preparing for furnace fix-up visit in the near future. Simply put, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce issues with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some signs for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a pro, like Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc., if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it operating 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 slight problem with your air filter or the internal 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 running 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 mess around with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at 630-833-1100 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.