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

In Tuscaloosa you count on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a routine maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace fix-up visit in the near future. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create trouble with your furnace’s threshold switch, which works furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some symptoms for you to search for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in an expert, like KDM Service Corporation, if you notice any of these symptoms:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running 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 indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? 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.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating noisily or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician 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 fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of problems. 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call KDM Service Corporation at 205-758-2703 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.