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

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In Augusta you rely on your furnace to keep you warm 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. Simply put, you could have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s performance. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some indicators for you to search for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like McCune Heating & Cooling, if you see any of these indicators:

  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 liberally as it should, or does it seem weak? 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 cold? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating at top volume or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects 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 solve.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of complications. Your HVAC technician 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 McCune Heating & Cooling at 316-733-9123 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.

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