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

In Winchester you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 fix-up visit any day. At the very least, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some symptoms for you to scan for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Thornberry Bros Inc, if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem feeble? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a blocked condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC pros to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of complications. 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 arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Thornberry Bros Inc at 859-745-1564 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.