How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 In Gresham you depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. 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 sooner rather than later. At the very least, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even cause problems with your furnace’s threshold switch, which controls furnace operation. There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve compiled some indicators for you to scan for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Honke Heating & AC, if you notice any of these symptoms: Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it running enough? Is it working all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a bit of a problem with your air filter or the indoor blower. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping 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 undersized for your home. It may even be a problem with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running noisily or producing noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and turn off its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company inspects it. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC pros to repair. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a number of complications. 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 setup furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Honke Heating & AC at 503-663-8033 when you need to setup repairs or annual maintenance.