How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s cold in Drexel Hill you need your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system seems to be operating well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. A dustry air filter can impede air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are different reasons you might need a furnace repair. The quicker you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning.1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You might have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises that are unfamiliar. 2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running for the right amount of time? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem faint? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t heating thoroughly. Have you increased the temperature again and again but don’t feel like the temperature is what it should be? This could suggest a few particular problems. It could be a problem 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 home. 4. Your utility bill keeps growing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps climbing. This could point to some different problems. Your HVAC expert will help sort out what’s going wrong. 5. You smell gas. This is serious. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and shut off its gas supply. Don’t light any matches or turn on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect it. 6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It might demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair. You’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.