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

In Rocky Mount 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 needing a furnace service visit any day. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause issues with your furnace’s threshold switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to look for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, if you see any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it operating 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 slight problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking 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 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 running at top volume or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a number of issues. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 540-483-5605 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.