How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 In Shelby 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 could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create issues with your furnace’s threshold switch, which runs furnace operation. There are many other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some symptoms for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Hopper Heating and Air, if you notice any of these indicators: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem tired? Indications related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the interior blower. 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 difficulty with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working noisily or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and shut down its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a blocked condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of issues. Your HVAC expert 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 Hopper Heating and Air at 704-233-7363 when you need to arrange repairs or annual maintenance.