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

In Baltimore 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 regular maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be preparing for furnace repair visit sooner rather than later. At the very least, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and impact your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some indicators for you to look for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in an expert, like Quality Refrigeration, if you note any of these indicators:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it operating enough? Is it running all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem weak? Signs related to your blower could indicate a minor problem with your air filter or the indoor blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you turning up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cold? 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, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working at top volume or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be trouble.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to interfere with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace right away and turn off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a obstructed condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to fix.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of problems. Your HVAC expert 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 Quality Refrigeration at 410-355-6010 or use our online scheduler when you need to schedule repairs or annual maintenance.