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

In Homer Glen you rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace service 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 performance. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to search for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in an expert, like Pinnacle HVAC LLC, if you note any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem tired? Indications related to your blower could signify a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC professionals to solve.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Pinnacle HVAC LLC at 708-301-0170 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.