How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Hattiesburg you count on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace service visit sooner rather than later. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and impact your furnace’s performance. It could even create problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which runs furnace operation. There are a lot of other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, if you note any of these indicators: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem tired? Signs related to your blower could suggest a minor problem with your air filter or the interior blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking 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, along with other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company checks it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a blocked condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of issues. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong. Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-268-3486 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.