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

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In Lodi you depend on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace service visit any day. Simply put, you might 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 controls furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, if you see any of these indicators:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it operating 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 minor problem with your air filter or the interior blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running noisily or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You absolutely don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or switching on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects 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 signs, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning at 209-257-3156 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.

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