How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Erie you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit in the near future. As a minimum, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation. There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a pro, like Patterson & Stirling Inc, if you see any of these symptoms: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? 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 issue with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running noisily or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to fix. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of complications. Your HVAC expert 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-833-5558 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.