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

In Great Falls you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace fix-up visit in the near future. As a minimum, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and effect your furnace’s execution. It could even create trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which controls furnace operation.

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

  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 easily as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could signify a slight 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 chilly? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often 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 variation of issues. 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Falls Mechanical Services LLC at 406-761-7283 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.