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

In Williamsport you count on your furnace to keep you comfy throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be looking at a furnace repair visit any day. Simply put, you could have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and impact your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create problems with your furnace’s limit switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a few other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve collected some symptoms for you to scan for. The sooner you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in an expert, like Lycoming Heating Company, if you note any of these indicators:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as liberally as it should, or does it seem feeble? Symptoms related to your blower could suggest a slight problem with your air filter or the internal 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 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.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts running noisily or generating noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be a problem.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to meddle with this one. If you smell gas, cut off your furnace at once and shut down its gas supply. Get around lighting matches or changing on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company inspects it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Often times this is a obstructed condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of problems. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to arrange furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Lycoming Heating Company at 570-326-4450 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.