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

In Midlothian you depend on your furnace to keep you warm 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 looking at a furnace service visit any day. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and influence your furnace’s execution. It could even produce trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some indicators for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., if you note any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem weak? Indications related to your blower could signify 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 cold? 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 issue with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a blocked condensation line. This could demand 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 number of problems. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. at 804-372-0313 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or routine maintenance.