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

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In West Valley you rely on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace service visit in the near future. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and impact your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in an expert, like Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, if you see any of these symptoms:

  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 easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could indicate a slight problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-305-4777 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.

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