How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

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In Newton you count on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace repair visit any day. Simply put, you could have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and impact your furnace’s performance. It could even create trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some indicators for you to look for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Brookwood Inc, if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem feeble? Signs related to your blower could signify a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may 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 working at top volume or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a number of issues. 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 schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Brookwood Inc at 641-316-9803 when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.

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