How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair


In Lake Forest you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace fix-up visit sooner rather than later. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even create issues with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., if you see any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem weak? Symptoms related to your blower could indicate a bit of a 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 cool? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too little 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 running at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing 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 obstructed condensation line. This could need 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 series of issues. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 949-204-0859 when you need to arrange repairs or routine maintenance.

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