How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Bishop you count on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace repair visit sooner rather than later. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create problems with your furnace’s control switch, which works furnace operation. There are many other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, if you see 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? Symptoms 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 hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It might be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running at top volume or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of problems. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong. Now that you’ve read these signs, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or routine maintenance.