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

In Utica you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace repair visit sooner rather than later. Simply put, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are many 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc., if you see any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Symptoms related to your blower could signify a slight problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a difficulty 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 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 mess around with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of issues. Your HVAC technician 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 586-731-0950 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.