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

In Grove City you depend on your furnace to keep you comfy 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 in the near future. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s execution. It could even create trouble with your furnace’s control switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a professional, like Air Quality Solutions, if you notice any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem tired? Signs related to your blower could signify a bit of a 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 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, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or making 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, turn off your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Get around 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 demand both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of issues. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Air Quality Solutions at 614-871-4144 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.