How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair

When it’s cold in the Bay Area you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you might have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system appears to be operating well, you probably need to clean or replace your air filter. A dustry air filter can impede air flow, impact your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.

There are quite a few reasons you might have to have a furnace repair. The more promptly you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Contra Costa Heating & AC.

1. Your furnace is noisy. You might have a problem if your furnace starts running loudly or making noises that are unfamiliar.
2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running enough? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You could have an issue with your air filter or furnace blower.
3. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Have you raised the temperature again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could suggest a few different problems. It could be something wrong with your thermostat. It may be a problem with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t correctly sized for your home.
4. Your utility bill keeps climbing. Your usage isn’t changing but your bill keeps increasing. This could signal some different problems. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going wrong.
5. You smell gas. This is critical. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and close off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your system.
6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC experts to remedy.

You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re knowledgeable about these common symptoms. The pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.
 
 
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