How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s chilly in Cedar Rapids you depend on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair soon in your future. Even if your system looks to be working well, you probably need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty 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 require a furnace repair. The more promptly you can schedule a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Ilten's Incorporated.1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You could have a problem if your furnace starts running loudly or making noises you haven’t heard before. 2. Your blower isn’t operating correctly. Is it running enough? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem weak? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you increased the temperature again and again but don’t feel like the temperature is what it should be? This could signal a few specific problems. It could be an issue 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 correctly sized for your home. 4. Your electric bill keeps climbing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps climbing. This could point to some different problems. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going amiss. 5. You smell gas. This is serious. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and close off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights 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 could require both plumbing and HVAC technicians to remedy. You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The pros at Ilten's Incorporated will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.