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

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In New Castle you rely on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace repair visit any day. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s performance. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s control switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Central Heating & Plumbing, if you note any of these indicators:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem tired? Indications 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 problem with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating 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 cut off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC pros to solve.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. Your HVAC expert 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 Central Heating & Plumbing at 724-658-7111 when you need to arrange repairs or routine maintenance.

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