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

In Wyandotte you rely 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 looking at a furnace service visit any day. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may need 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 professional, like Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor 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 difficulty with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a clogged condensation line. This could require 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 issues. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-284-1224 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.