The dilemma whether to replace your furnace or call in a repair technician can be tough. If you still feel there are a few more years left in the life of your unit, then a few repairs can keep it running, at least for now.
But how do you know that it’s time to repair your furnace? Here are a few telltale signs.
The furnace won’t turn on
If after confirming that the unit’s switch and circuit breaker are in the right position and the furnace still won’t work, there’s a problem with the furnace. You need to call a professional furnace technician in Salt Lake City such as Whipple Service Champions to diagnose and fix the problem.
There’s obstructed airflow
Problems with your furnace’s airflow are a clear indication that there may be something clogging the ducts. But before calling in a technician, confirm that you haven’t placed anything in the furnace that could be causing the obstruction, like a piece of furniture. And, make sure your air filter is in good condition too.
The blower keeps running
As soon as you switch your furnace on, you’ll hear the blower running. As the house gets warmer, the blower should turn off. If you notice that the blower won’t turn off, however, you need to check the limit switch. Call in a professional if the problem persists.
Your home stays cold
If your warm doesn’t warm up even when your furnace is turned on, then there’s trouble. It may be that the ducts are clogged, or that your air filter needs replacing. Or it could be that there’s no hot air coming from the unit at all. Either way, you need a technician to check what could be the issue.
Of course, every furnace will need replacing eventually. In the meantime, it pays to know when your unit is calling out for repairs.