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

In Augusta you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. 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 sooner rather than later. As a minimum, you could have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and effect your furnace’s efficiency. It could even produce trouble with your furnace’s control switch, which controls furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to scan for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump repair, the better. Call in a professional, like Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning, if you see any of these symptoms:

  1. 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 tired? Indications related to your blower could suggest a minor problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you hiking up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still chilly? This could be a issue with your thermostat. It may 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.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts working noisily or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You certainly don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company looks at it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could need both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is increasing, but your usage is not, there could be a series of complications. 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning at 706-722-5304 or use our online scheduler when you need to arrange repairs or routine maintenance.