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

In Auburn you count on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace service visit sooner rather than later. At the very least, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s execution. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are many 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 maintenance, the better. Call in an expert, like Forster Heating, if you see any of these signs:

  1. 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 easily as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could suggest a bit of a problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? 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 problem with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running loudly or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a obstructed condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of issues. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Forster Heating at 530-206-0330 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.