How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Raceland 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 preparing for furnace repair visit any day. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and impact your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce issues with your furnace’s threshold switch, which runs furnace operation. There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to look for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a professional, like Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service, if you notice any of these signs: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem tired? Signs related to your blower could signify a slight problem with your air filter or the indoor blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away 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. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC professionals to fix. 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 schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service at 985-537-6795 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.