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

In East Hanover you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If it’s been a while since you had a regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit in the near future. Simply put, you probably have a dirty air filter, which can obstruct air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create issues with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to search for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in a professional, like Effective Service Group, LLC, if you note any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem tired? Signs related to your blower could indicate a bit of a 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 might 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 noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a blocked condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC experts to solve.
  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 symptoms, you’ll know when you need to setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Effective Service Group, LLC at 973-884-0065 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or routine maintenance.