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

In Aurora you rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace service visit any day. Simply put, you might have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some indicators for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like Service Plus Mechanical, if you notice any of these indicators:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Signs related to your blower could indicate a slight 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 cool? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating at top volume or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a blocked condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC pros to fix.
  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 expert 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 Service Plus Mechanical at 630-473-4749 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.