Important Signs You Need a Furnace Repair Service The average life expectancy of a furnace is about fifteen years, and it is important to have regular maintenance to ensure that it runs to its maximum level. Before your furnace’s lifespan decreases, watch and listen for signs that your heater might need some tuning. The first manifestation that there is a potential problem with your furnace is a neglected or ignored furnace for a year or more. When was the last time you had your furnace checked by a professional HVAC technician? If your answer is one year or even longer than that, call a trusted, reliable, and reputable professional furnace technician immediately for the annual maintenance. You filter likely will need to be replaced, and experts actually recommend replacing filters every month. When water is pooling around your home furnace, it might be caused by clogged condensate. Gas leak is usually manifested by smelly gas when the furnace is turned on, so it is important to shut it off by opening up your furnace, looking for the gas supply valve, and then turn it off. Avoid turning on a light switch, using gadgets or appliances, and lighting matches or lighters that can ignite a fire, and call a local professional furnace technician as soon as possible. If you are hearing strange sounds at night like scrape, thump, or bang that is a clear red flag needing furnace repair. Air barely comes out from the vents because of issues with the fans, belt or motor, so contact a professional furnace repair technician to rule out the real problem. Another warning sign that your furnace needs repair is if you need to turn the thermostat higher and higher to get the heat you need that is indicative of furnace failure. Malfunctioning of thermostat include tripped circuit breakers, loose wiring, and blown fuses that may pose greater risk for shock. If your utility bill suddenly increased, it is either caused by a heating issue or AC problem, and an HVAC technician can help in ruling out the problem using his expertise, tools, and equipment. If your furnace is blowing cold air, then there must also be a problem with your furnace’s pilot light or thermocouple that needs to be checked by your HVAC technician. A clear indication that your furnace is over cycling include kicking on and off furnace, caused by improper air circulation, clogged filter, or thermostat complications. If your HVAC is as old as you and it is more than 15 years, it is high time to have it replaced than waste money on very high utility bills.