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 comfortable. 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 running 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 plenty of reasons you may need a furnace repair. The more promptly you can schedule a furnace repair, the better. If you notice 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 properly. Is it running for the right amount of time? Is it running without stopping? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t heating thoroughly. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could signal a few different 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 house. 4. Your electric bill keeps climbing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps climbing. This could indicate some different problems. Your HVAC professional will help sort out what’s going amiss. 5. You smell gas. This is important. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace immediately and close off its gas supply. Don’t light any matches or turn 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 fix. You’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The experts at Ilten's Incorporated will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.