How to Know When Its Time for a Furnace Repair Posted February 16, 2018 When it’s cold in Rapid City you need your furnace to keep you cozy. If it’s been a while since your system had maintenance, you may have a furnace repair visit in your future. Even if your system looks to be working well, you may need to clean or replace your air filter. A dustry air filter can stop air flow, impact your furnace’s efficiency and affect the limit switch that controls furnace operation.There are plenty of reasons you might have to have a furnace repair. The more promptly you can reach out for a furnace repair, the better. If you see any of the following symptoms, call in an expert, like Street Heating and Cooling.1. Your furnace is loud. You may have a problem if your furnace is running loudly or making noises you haven’t heard before. 2. Your blower isn’t operating correctly. Is it running enough? Is it running constantly? Does the air flow seem weak? You might have something wrong with your air filter or furnace blower. 3. Your home isn’t heating up enough. Have you raised the temperature again and again but aren’t feeling any difference? This could indicate a few specific problems. It could be an issue with your thermostat. It may be a problem with your gas source or pilot light. It could even be that your furnace isn’t large enough for your home. 4. Your utility bill keeps climbing. Your usage isn’t changing but your bill keeps climbing. This could point to a few different problems. Your HVAC expert will help figure out what’s going awry. 5. You smell gas. This is critical. If you smell gas, stop your furnace right away and close off its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC expert or your gas company has a chance to inspect your furnace. 6. You find water gathering around your furnace. This is usually a clogged condensation line. It may need both plumbing and HVAC experts to remedy. You’ll know when you have to schedule furnace repair now that you’re knowledgeable about these common symptoms. The team at Street Heating and Cooling will be there when you need us. Call us at [[phonenumber]] or use our online scheduler to make an appointment.