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

In Phoenix you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. 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 any day. As a minimum, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even cause problems 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 assembled some indicators for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in an expert, like Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, if you notice any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem tired? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a minor problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? 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 problem 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 a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a blocked condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 602-997-5701 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.