Do you need to have your heating contractor come to your home to repair your furnace? If so, then you should schedule for furnace repair right away. Your heating installation specialist can inspect your heater to see what's wrong with it and then make repairs as needed. They can even come to repair your heating unit during the summer months when you're not using it.
Here are ways you can tell if your furnace needs a heating contractor to repair it. In the end, the efforts you make to repair your furnace will help you get the most out of the service when your heating contractor does arrive.
Your furnace smells bad when it's on
Does your furnace smell bad or like it's burning when it's on? Does it give off an odd odor like sulfur or a hot clothing smell? If your furnace makes any kind of hot scent when it's in operation, call your HVAC specialist right away. Your heating contractor will likely have you turn off your unit until they can get to your home to make the proper repairs.
Your furnace doesn't click on with the thermostat
You should be able to hear your furnace click on when you nudge the thermostat up or attempt to click off when you turn the thermostat down. This is a furnace's natural communication with the thermostat in general. If your furnace isn't working well with the thermostat, it needs to be synced up and serviced to see what is happening. There is either a problem with the furnace or the thermostat.
Your furnace isn't getting warm or hot
Does it take your furnace forever to get warm or hot or does it not get warm or hot at all? If it's blowing cold air, check to make sure it's not just set to a room circulation setting or the air conditioning setting (if applicable). After you have done some troubleshooting on your own, if your furnace is still not working, then call your heating contractor. If your furnace is under warranty still, you may even be able to get your services covered under the warranty allowed.
Your furnace should be working well and ready to go when it's cold out. If your furnace needs any kind of servicing, let your heating contractor know. They will be able to assist you and get your furnace back to regular working order again. In the end, the investment is well worth it.