How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair 02/16/2018In Scottsboro you rely 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 service visit in the near future. As a minimum, you might have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and influence your furnace’s performance. It could even cause issues with your furnace’s threshold switch, which controls furnace operation. There are many other reasons you may require a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some signs for you to scan for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Southern Heating & Cooling Inc., if you note any of these indicators: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as freely as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could signify a slight problem with your air filter or the interior blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? This could be a difficulty with your thermostat. It may 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. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace immediately and cut off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company checks it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to solve. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a variation of issues. Your HVAC technician will help find out what’s going wrong. Now that you’ve read these symptoms, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or regular maintenance.