How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Colfax you rely on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace service visit sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even produce trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which runs furnace operation. There are many other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a pro, like Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning, if you see any of these symptoms: 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? Symptoms related to your blower could indicate a slight problem with your air filter or the indoor blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running loudly or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC professionals to solve. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of problems. 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or routine maintenance.