How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s frigid in Lexington you count on your furnace to keep you comfortable. If it’s been some time since your system had maintenance, you could have a furnace repair visit in your future. Even if your system appears to be working well, you may need to clean or replace your air filter. A dustry air filter can block air flow, decrease your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are different reasons you might need a furnace repair. The sooner you can call for a furnace repair, the better. If you observe any of the following evidence, call in an expert, like James Heating & A/C, Inc.1. Your furnace is loud. You could have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you’re not used to hearing. 2. Your blower isn’t operating properly. Is it running for the right amount of time? Is it running endlessly? Does the air flow seem weak? You may have a problem with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t heating thoroughly. Have you increased the temperature again and again but haven’t noticed it feeling any warmer? This could suggest a few different problems. It could be an issue with your thermostat. It may be something to do with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t correctly sized for your house. 4. Your utility bill keeps climbing. Your usage is steady but your bill keeps climbing. This could point to some different problems. Your HVAC technician will help sort out what’s going amiss. 5. You smell gas. This is critical. If you smell gas, stop your furnace at once and shut off its gas supply. Don’t light any matches or turn on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your system. 6. You find water pooling around your furnace. This is the result of a clogged condensation line. It might demand both plumbing and HVAC technicians to fix. You’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair now that you’re familiar with these common symptoms. The team at James Heating & A/C, Inc will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.