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

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In Cedar Rapids you depend 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 looking at a furnace service visit sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some indicators for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Ilten's Incorporated, if you note any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could suggest a minor problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a blocked condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC professionals to solve.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of issues. 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Ilten's Incorporated at 319-363-0283 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.

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