How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s cold in Franklin Lakes you need your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been a while since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system looks to be operating well, you may need to clean or replace your air filter. A dustry 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 may need a furnace repair. The more promptly you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Total Comfort.1. Your furnace is noisy. You may have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing. 2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running enough? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem faint? You might have an issue with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but don’t feel like the temperature is what it should be? This could suggest a few specific problems. It could be something wrong with your thermostat. It may be an issue with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t correctly sized for your house. 4. Your electric bill keeps growing. Your usage isn’t changing but your bill keeps increasing. This could point to some different problems. Your HVAC professional will help sort out what’s going amiss. 5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, stop your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Don’t light any matches or turn on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your furnace. 6. You find water collecting around your furnace. This is generally a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC technicians to repair. You’ll know when you should schedule furnace repair now that you’re aware of these common symptoms. The pros at Total Comfort will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.