How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

When it’s frigid in Clackamas you count on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you could have a furnace repair visit in your future. Even if your system seems to be working well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. An old 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 could have to have a furnace repair. The quicker you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you observe any of the following signs, call in an expert, like Central Air Inc.

1. Your furnace is noisy. You could have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing.
2. Your blower isn’t operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it running endlessly? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You could have a problem with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you raised the temperature again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could suggest a few specific problems. It could be a problem with your thermostat. It may be something to do with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t large enough for your space.
4. Your monthly bill keeps increasing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps increasing. This could point to a few different problems. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.
5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and close 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 gathering around your furnace. This is generally a clogged condensation line. It could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to remedy.

You’ll know when you should schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The team at Central Air Inc will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.
 
 
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