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

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In Franklin Lakes you rely 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 needing a furnace fix-up visit any day. As a minimum, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s performance. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like Total Comfort, if you see any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem tired? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a slight problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of complications. 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 arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Total Comfort at 201-891-1333 when you need to arrange repairs or annual maintenance.

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