How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

February 16, 2018

When it’s chilly in Hattiesburg you depend on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair soon in your future. Even if your system appears to be operating well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. An old air filter can stop air flow, hurt your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are quite a few reasons you might require a furnace repair. The more promptly you can reach out for a furnace repair, the better. If you notice any of the following signs, call in an expert, like Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning.

1. Your furnace is making a lot of noise. You may 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 weak? You might have a problem with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t heating up enough. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could suggest a few different problems. It could be a problem with your thermostat. It may be an issue with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t large enough for your space.
4. Your monthly bill keeps climbing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps increasing. This could point to several different problems. Your HVAC professional will help sort out what’s going awry.
5. You smell gas. This is important. 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 furnace.
6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is usually a clogged condensation line. It might demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.

You’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair now that you’re knowledgeable about these common symptoms. The team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.