How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s cold in Brandon you count on your furnace to keep you cozy. If it’s been too long since your system had maintenance, you may have a furnace repair appointment in your future. Even if your system looks to be running well, you likely need to clean or replace your air filter. A dirty air filter can block air flow, impact your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are quite a few reasons you may have to have a furnace repair. The sooner you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like Brandon Heating and Plumbing.1. Your furnace is loud. You could have a problem if your furnace has begun running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing. 2. Your blower isn’t operating how it should. Is it running enough? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem less powerful? You may have an issue with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t heating thoroughly. Have you turned up the thermostat again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could suggest a few specific problems. It could be an issue with your thermostat. It may be an issue with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t big enough for your space. 4. Your electric bill keeps climbing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps climbing. This could indicate some different problems. Your HVAC professional will help find out what’s going wrong. 5. You smell gas. This is serious. If you smell gas, turn off your furnace at once and cut off its gas supply. Keep lights off and don’t use matches until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect it. 6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is generally a clogged condensation line. It might demand both plumbing and HVAC experts to repair. You’ll know when you should schedule furnace repair now that you’re aware of these common symptoms. The experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.