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

In Florissant you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit in the near future. At the very least, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s execution. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some indicators for you to search for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like B & B Heating & Cooling, if you see any of these signs:

  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 liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could suggest a slight 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 cool? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too small 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 running loudly or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and cut off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a clogged condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, 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 indicators, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call B & B Heating & Cooling at 314-838-9800 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.