How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 In Marshalltown you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace fix-up visit sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and impact your furnace’s performance. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which runs furnace operation. There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a pro, like Kapaun & Brown Inc., if you see any of these signs: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it working 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 bit of a problem with your air filter or the interior blower. 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 difficulty with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace immediately and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company looks at it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to repair. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a variation 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 schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Kapaun & Brown Inc. at 641-753-3563 when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.