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

In Portland Metro you count on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit in the near future. At the very least, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and influence your furnace’s execution. It could even create problems with your furnace’s control switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to look for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Central Air Inc, if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem weak? Indications related to your blower could signify a bit of a 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 cold? This could be a issue 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, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running noisily or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Central Air Inc at 503-656-1908 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or regular maintenance.