How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s frigid in Libertyville you depend on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been a while since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair soon in your future. Even if your system seems to be running well, you probably need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty air filter can stop air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are different reasons you could require a furnace repair. The sooner you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you observe any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical.1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You may have a problem if your furnace has begun running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing. 2. Your blower isn’t operating correctly. Is it running for the right amount of time? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem weak? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you increased the temperature again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could suggest a few specific problems. It could be something wrong with your thermostat. It may be an issue with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t large enough for your space. 4. Your monthly bill keeps increasing. Your usage isn’t changing but your bill keeps climbing. This could signal some different problems. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going awry. 5. You smell gas. This is critical. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your system. 6. You find water collecting around your furnace. This is usually a clogged condensation line. It might demand both plumbing and HVAC technicians to fix. You’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The team at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.