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

In Carson City you count on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace service visit in the near future. At the very least, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s control switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some indicators for you to search for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Anderson Heating & A/C, if you note any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem tired? Symptoms related to your blower could indicate 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 cool? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working loudly or producing 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, shut down your furnace at once and shut down its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a obstructed 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 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 arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Anderson Heating & A/C at 775-230-7628 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.