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

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In West Columbia you count on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace service visit in the near future. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s execution. It could even cause issues with your furnace’s limit switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., if you note any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem tired? Indications related to your blower could indicate a slight problem with your air filter or the interior 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 issue with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a clogged condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC pros to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of complications. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-796-9172 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.

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