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

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In the Main Line you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace repair visit any day. At the very least, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and impact your furnace’s performance. It could even create problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to search for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning, if you note 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? Symptoms 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 turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a clogged condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of issues. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-257-7035 when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.

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