How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s cold in Erie you count on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system looks to be working well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. An old air filter can stop air flow, impact your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are plenty of reasons you could require a furnace repair. The quicker you can schedule a furnace repair, the better. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call in an expert, like Patterson & Stirling Inc.1. Your furnace is loud. You could have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing. 2. Your blower isn’t operating properly. Is it running for enough time? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem faint? You could have an issue with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you raised the temperature again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could indicate a few particular problems. It could be a problem with your thermostat. It may be a problem with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t big enough for your home. 4. Your utility bill keeps increasing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps climbing. This could signal several different problems. Your HVAC technician will help sort out what’s going wrong. 5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and close off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect it. 6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It might demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix. You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.