How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s frigid in West Columbia you need your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you could have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system appears to be working well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty air filter can impede air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are quite a few reasons you may have to have a furnace repair. The quicker you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc..1. Your furnace is noisy. You could have a problem if your furnace has begun running loudly or making noises you haven’t heard before. 2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running enough? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem faint? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you raised the temperature again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could indicate a few specific problems. It could be something wrong with your thermostat. It may be something to do with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t large enough for your home. 4. Your monthly bill keeps increasing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps increasing. This could point to several different problems. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going awry. 5. You smell gas. This is critical. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and close off its gas supply. Keep lights off and don’t use matches until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your system. 6. You find water gathering around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair. You’ll know when you should schedule furnace repair now that you’re aware of these common symptoms. The experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.