How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

In Libertyville you rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. 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 sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause problems 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 indicators for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, if you note any of these symptoms:

  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? Symptoms related to your blower could signify a bit of a 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 cool? This could be a difficulty 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 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, cut off your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. Your HVAC professional 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 Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical at 847-362-0262 when you need to schedule repairs or annual maintenance.

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