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

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In Moline you rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit sooner rather than later. At the very least, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and impact your furnace’s performance. It could even produce issues with your furnace’s control switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a professional, like Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, if you note any of these signs:

  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? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a bit of a problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a problem 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, amid 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 trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a blocked condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-762-3641 when you need to schedule repairs or annual maintenance.

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