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

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In Keokuk 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 looking at a furnace repair visit in the near future. As a minimum, you could have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and impact your furnace’s performance. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s control switch, which works furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like WM J Kraus & Son, if you notice any of these signs:

  1. 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 weak? Signs related to your blower could signify a bit of a problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping 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 little for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, along with other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working loudly or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require 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 series of complications. Your HVAC expert 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 WM J Kraus & Son at 319-524-3714 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or annual maintenance.

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