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

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In Bossier City you rely on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace service visit any day. At the very least, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even produce trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which controls furnace operation.

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

  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 interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, along with 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 certainly don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning 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 blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to solve.
  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 technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING when you need to schedule repairs or annual maintenance.

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