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

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In Pekin you depend on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s performance. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some indicators for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, if you see any of these symptoms:

  1. 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 liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of problems. Your HVAC professional 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC at 309-392-4786 when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.

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