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

In Beaverton you count on your furnace to keep you warm 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 needing a furnace service visit in the near future. At the very least, you might have a dirty air filter, which can block air flow and influence your furnace’s efficiency. It could even create problems with your furnace’s control switch, which works furnace operation.

There are a lot of other reasons you may need a furnace repair. We’ve assembled some indicators for you to search for. The earlier you can call for a heat pump maintenance, the better. Call in a pro, like Garoken Energy Co. Inc., if you see any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it running 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 minor 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 chilly? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too undersized for your home. It may even be a difficulty with your gas source or your pilot light, among other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating at top volume or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace right away and shut down its gas supply. Stay clear from lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC pro or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Many times this is a clogged condensation line. This could demand both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is rising, but your usage is not, there could be a number of problems. Your HVAC expert 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.