How Tell if Your Drexel Hill Furnace is in Need of Emergency Repair

October 13, 2017

During the cooler Drexel Hill months, your furnace is your best friend—except for when your system breaks down and becomes your worst enemy. Hopefully, this won’t occur in your house, keeping you and your furnace on friendly terms. Nonetheless, if it happens, a simple call to O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning will have you back to a warm and cozy home in no time. We’ve got some signs you should look for to help you determine if you’re in need a furnace repair—hopefully before you are faced with an emergency repair job. Call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible if you notice any of these complications:

  1. You smell gas. Shut down your furnace instantly and shut off its gas supply if you smell gas. Don’t light a match or anything else that makes a flame and keep your lights off until your furnace can be inspected by an experienced HVAC professional or your gas company.
  2. Your home is too chilly. If you’re repeatedly turning up the thermostat, yet you remain cold, a furnace repair may be in order. While this could be a indication of a problem with your thermostat, it could also mean your furnace is not big enough for your house.
  3. Your furnace is noisy. If you hear a change in the sounds coming from your furnace and it’s louder than normal, it’s probably a good idea to arrange a repair.
  4. Your utility bill is climbing without increased usage. If you’re working your furnace as you usually do but see an increase in your utility bill, there are a variety of different problems you could be experiencing. Your expert from O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can determine what the problem is.
  5. Your blower isn’t working correctly. If your blower isn’t running enough or, on the other hand, is running all the time, you could have a problem. It might be a something as minor as an air filter problem or something as major as a motor problem. We’ll help you find out what the problem is.

Now that you know how to identify when you need a furnace repair, call us and our team can help. If your furnace is running fine, keep it that way with a preventive maintenance visit. Just call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-257-7035 or book an appointment with us online.