How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

When it’s frigid in Keokuk you count on your furnace to keep you warm. If it’s been a while since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair visit in your future. Even if your system looks to be working well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. An old air filter can stop air flow, decrease your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are quite a few reasons you might need a furnace repair. The sooner you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you observe any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like WM J Kraus & Son.

1. Your furnace is noisy. You could have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing.
2. Your blower isn’t operating properly. Is it running for the right amount of time? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You could have a problem with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t heating up enough. Have you increased the temperature again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could signal a few different problems. It could be a problem with your thermostat. It may be a problem with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t large enough for your space.
4. Your monthly bill keeps climbing. Your usage is stable but your bill keeps increasing. This could signal a few different problems. Your HVAC professional will help sort out what’s going awry.
5. You smell gas. This is serious. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Don’t light any matches or turn on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your furnace.
6. You find water collecting around your furnace. This is usually a clogged condensation line. It could require both plumbing and HVAC technicians to remedy.

You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The team at WM J Kraus & Son will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.
 
 
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