How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Humble 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 needing a furnace repair visit sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause issues with your furnace’s control switch, which controls furnace operation. There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some indicators for you to look for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a pro, like Arrings A/C & Heating, if you notice any of these symptoms: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem weak? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a bit of a problem with your air filter or the indoor blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It may be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a blocked condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. 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 Arrings A/C & Heating at 281-713-8304 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.