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

In Crystal Lake you rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace service visit any day. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce problems with your furnace’s control switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to look for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in an expert, like Jett's Heating & Air Inc., if you note 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 liberally as it should, or does it seem tired? Indications related to your blower could suggest a minor problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too small for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working loudly or making 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, turn off your furnace immediately and turn off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert 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 professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-459-4700 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or regular maintenance.