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10 Signs You Need to Repair Your Home Heating System

Home heating systems are a necessity, especially during the cold seasons. If your furnace stops working, it can be costly to repair it. This is one reason we at True Blue Heating and Cooling always tell clients in Spring Hill to invest in annual maintenance to avoid any surprises.

Here, we’ll talk about 10 of the ways you can tell it’s time to call for repairs. This is what to watch for.

1. Water on the Floor

Water near a heater is never a good sign. It’s less dangerous than gas or oil leaking onto the floor, but it still causes concern.

Water appears because of condensation. Normally, the condensate lines in your furnace drain and trap condensation safely, keeping it away from the electrical components of your furnace and off the floor. If the water is pooling on the floor, there’s a big issue inside the furnace.

If you notice water pooling, call a professional. Left unchecked, this could pose dangers in the home. The condensate line is also not something for a quick DIY fix. It may mean replacing the line, which is a job for the experts.

2. Strange Furnace Noises

Clanks and bangs from the furnace are almost never normal. You might hear a sound like a soft bang when it comes off or on, especially if it’s old. If you hear a loud bang or a scraping sound, be sure to call an expert! Something definitely needs to be repaired.

3. It’s Been a While Since Servicing

Regular furnace maintenance is a must. If you know it’s been more than a year, it might need a repair. Have a professional come in to clean the furnace and check it for potential problems. The longer your HVAC system goes without regular maintenance, the more likely it will unexpectedly stop working when you need it most.

4. The Smell of Gas

If you smell gas, call for help. Turn off the furnace or gas supply to be safe, take your family out of the home, and call a repair technician. Never light candles or turn on any type of flame in the home if you smell gas or oil.

5. Vents Blow Cold

If the air coming from your vents isn’t hot, there’s a furnace problem. There are a few reasons it could be blowing cold. Before calling a professional, check to make sure the furnace is switched on.

On older furnaces, you can check for the pilot light inside the sliding door on the side of the furnace. If the light is out, it needs to be relit by an expert.

6. The Furnace is Blowing, but Barely

Weak airflow could be a sign that components inside the furnace have stopped or slowed. Motors, belts, and other working parts make your furnace come to life and heat your home. If something has jammed or stopped, air may blow weakly. Call for repair to handle this issue.

7. Higher Than Normal Heating Bill

Is your heating bill running high? It might be a sign that your furnace needs maintenance. In many cases, a good cleaning will fix this problem.

Something as simple as a dirty filter can cause your furnace to go into overtime, burning harder in an effort to heat your home when the filter clogs. A blocked filter stops air from flowing freely, which forces the furnace to work harder. The harder it works, the higher the bill.

8. Thermostat is Reading Wrong

The thermostat helps you control the heat in your home. If it stops working and you find yourself constantly turning it up to heat the house, there’s probably a disconnect somewhere between the furnace and the thermostat. This is likely a wiring issue. It’s important to call someone as soon as possible to fix this.

Faulty wiring and electrical issues are dangerous, especially when you throw an oil or gas-burning furnace into the mix.

9. Furnace Keeps Cycling

When your furnace turns on, it should heat your home as per the thermostat guide. Once heated, the furnace clicks off, and the temperature is maintained.

If your furnace is turning on and off, on and off, to heat your home, there’s a problem. Constant cycling is another sign that the furnace needs a good cleaning. Don’t panic, but do call a professional.

10. Age

Like any appliance in your home, your furnace has a shelf life. Most last about 15 years. The more regularly you service and clean your furnace, the longer it will last. At one point, the furnace will absolutely need to be replaced. Until then, a repair might do the trick and add a few years back to the lifespan of the device.

Call an Expert

If you live in Spring Hill and are having trouble with your furnace, we can help. Call us at True Blue Heating and Cooling today to learn more

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Kayla Holt
Kayla Holt
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heather williams
heather williams
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MATT ANDERSON!I’m so thankful for Matt’s help! I have two young kids and care for my mom from home. He's saved us so many times and gone above and beyond every time. He’s so knowledgeable and has been doing this for 12 years, so i know he knows his stuff. My kids adore him and have gleaned knowledge from what he’s shown them about our AC unit. Thank you Matt! 10/10.
Betty Clay
Betty Clay
1711639534
Prompt and very knowledgeable. Also very friendly. They also do great work. Thank you Matt and Casey. They come highly recommended.
Pat Kuhlo
Pat Kuhlo
1711041217
Service was excellent.
Derek Birkley
Derek Birkley
1708957975
Matt was great. Able to come out same day to fix heater. Great service, prompt.
John Johnson
John Johnson
1708727058
I am very pleased with my experience with True Blue Heating and Cooling. When my HVAC system failed and was left without heat this winter. Because I used this company before, I called and asked that they come as soon as possible to diagnose and fix the problem. Mr. Mullis responded quickly and found the old HVAC had failed and not repairable. He suggested great choices for a replacement unit and he was back quickly to replace the system. He and his crew were professional, personable and realistic with respect to the cost for the work performed. I couldn't ask for more and will use them again.
Rachel Thompson
Rachel Thompson
1707765265
Matt was very professional and thorough! Really appreciated him coming out! Would recommend this company!
Bruce Menaugh
Bruce Menaugh
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Outstanding service, very thorough and helpful. Really go out of their way to make sure everything is done to your satisfaction.
Gwen Burton
Gwen Burton
1707143734
True Blue came to my rescue when I needed it the most. They were very professional adding a personal touch and care. They continued to check on my unit while being serviced and made sure my home was heated before AM left. This company went beyond their call of duty by tracking down my warranty on the unit which gave me a big discount. Thank you True Blue!!!
Michael Pawson
Michael Pawson
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Adam Mills
Adam Mills
1706472336
Casey and his team always knockout my new custom home builds on time and in budget. If you’re looking for professional and knowledgeable workers in this field then this is the company to hire.
frank evans
frank evans
1706395785
I was referred to the company by a neighbor. Matt showed up right on time and quickly diagnosed the problem and let me know what would need to be done. He got everything done quickly and thoroughly explained what he had done and made sure everything was working properly before leaving. I was so impressed with the service, I signed up for the maintenance plan. It’s great to do business with a company that goes the extra mile for its customers! Thanks Matt and True Blue for a job well done! I highly recomnend them!
coda henze
coda henze
1706313340
True blue was extremely helpful getting us squeezed in on a short notice after a week of extreme cold weather and doing maintenance on our heater in a timely matter. Would recommend to anyone needing hvac servicing.
Denise Johnston
Denise Johnston
1706044098
Great service & was great person to work with. Matt was working on house next door to my mother house,. Her system was trying to start but motor would not start. He checked on mother system there was wire loose. He could walked away but he was so concerned that he had to check on her system. I am proud he did her system is working great now.Thanks Matt
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Connor Millard
Connor Millard
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My experiences with this company and Casey have been great, highly recommend!
Sarah Lockridge
Sarah Lockridge
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Thank you for coming out to make sure I had heat today! You guys are the best! With all the drama I've had with my furnace, you guys always show up, even on your lunch hour! Thank you again so much!
Blake Mizell
Blake Mizell
1705061712
Great service. On time and fixed the issue same day and was affordable!
Samantha Chantrenne
Samantha Chantrenne
1704942304
UPDATE: My 5 stars still stand from my original review about a year ago. The time had come that I was getting a new unit. They were able to schedule me in a very timely manner and have it installed within a short amount of time from my initial request. Matthew took the time to talk over options of new untis with me and explain a little more about those options. They came today and the install went very smoothly, and made sure to make time to answer any questions that I may have after install. Thanks True Blue Heating and Cooling for another great experience!‐--------------------‐‐-----------------------------------They came over and were very timely and professional. Took the time to look everything over during a yearly tune up call. Gave honest and open feedback about the results they saw. Will definitely be using again in the future for any heating or cooling needs I may have!
Joan Menaugh
Joan Menaugh
1704931961
True Blue was quick to get one of their servicemen out to get our heat back on-being very cold out. Our service man – Matthew worked diligently to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.
Matt Hallock
Matt Hallock
1704386803
Matt came over this morning and gave us excellent customer service and did a quality job. It’s very rare to find companies that treat your home like it’s their own, but that’s how Matt and TrueBlue operate.They also did the install of a brand new unit for us several months ago and did excellent work then as well.Great job guys!
Katie Day
Katie Day
1703870700
*Update 2023- True Blue continues to provide consistent, courteous service. They give helpful advice and don’t make pushy sales suggestions. We’ve enrolled in their maintenance plan and are satisfied!James came out on the day our issue arose. He was professional and responded immediately. He took his time and did not force us into any un-needed repairs. He communicated quickly and clearly through text with updates on our parts and appointments.
Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
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Consistently great service!
Raymond Davis
Raymond Davis
1702662089
Very professional. Very hard working. Greatly enjoyed the company while they were working. I would recommend to anybody
Melanie Lairamore
Melanie Lairamore
1702046418
We had a great experience with True Blue! The technician, Matt, was wonderful. From the initial consultation to the finished install- these guys were phenomenal! 10/10 recommend!
Steve- O
Steve- O
1700688326
True blue sent out a tech named Matt and from the get go he was courteous and polite the whole time. Kept me up to date with what he was doing and if anything was wrong he made sure I knew about. Excellent tech and great company
Vince DeLalla
Vince DeLalla
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Great responsive company. All repair men sent out have been professional and courteous. I would highly recommend them. Plus you are supporting a local business.
Jake Kasbrick
Jake Kasbrick
1698946700
The service technician, Matt, was on time and took the time to walk me through this issues with my system. He was very thorough cleaning all the parts before assembly. Very pleased with my first experience with True Blue.
Jake Watkins
Jake Watkins
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Amazing customer service. Was on time and fixed our heat same day!!!
Scott Ducaj
Scott Ducaj
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Great company that comes in at a fair price and stands by their work. Have used them for several different things, big and small, and I'm always pleased. Honest, reliable folks.
Keith Follese
Keith Follese
1698691600
Checked out problem and advised me well.
Dickie Cook
Dickie Cook
1698186998
Matt did a very good job servicing the HVAC unit. He was very thorough and it looks like new inside and outside. Will definitely be a customer again.
Jim E
Jim E
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We needed a lot of work done on replacing and repairing our old units. These guys took care of us in a professional and timely manner. We are loyal customers now. Don’t hesitate to reach out to True Blue!
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Faith Cornwell
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Michael Lemon
Michael Lemon
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Super responsive.
Marcos Kinnison
Marcos Kinnison
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I had the pleasure of working with Matt from True Blue HVAC, and I couldn't be more impressed with his dedication and expertise. Matt went above and beyond during his service visit, taking the time to ensure every aspect of our HVAC system was in perfect working order. His attention to detail and commitment to thoroughness were truly commendable.What set Matt apart was his willingness to go the extra mile. He didn't just do the job; he made sure it was done to perfection. He meticulously checked and adjusted every component, leaving no room for error. It's evident that Matt takes pride in his work and genuinely cares about customer satisfaction.Additionally, Matt's exceptional customer service skills shone through. He patiently answered all my questions, explaining the intricacies of the HVAC system and offering valuable maintenance tips. His friendly demeanor and professionalism made the entire experience a pleasant one.I can confidently say that Matt is an asset to True Blue HVAC, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of HVAC expertise. If you want top-notch service and peace of mind, Matt is the technician to call. Thank you, Matt, for your outstanding work!
CJae Chambers
CJae Chambers
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Matt was stellar, knowledgable. Im very overjoyed with this company. Havent dealt with one who isnt skilled, professional and does quality work. Absolutely Affordable too.
Emily Russell
Emily Russell
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Matt was very professional and helpful. Made sure to answer any questions and was informative on what he was doing.
Linda Zimmerlee
Linda Zimmerlee
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David Tiner
David Tiner
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VICKI RODRIGUEZ
VICKI RODRIGUEZ
1693327463
Brandon very pleasant. Satisfied with his work.
Cassie Clarke
Cassie Clarke
1692823079
Casey was very professional an showed up in a timely manner to do maintenance on my ac unit I’m so pleased with the work he done…
Stephanie Greene
Stephanie Greene
1692120079
The tech did a great job and had useful knowledge for the air unit I have. Fast response after initial call.
Lori Wood
Lori Wood
1691595108
Brandon was the tech who came by to assess our split unit issue… he was thorough and very professional… we look forward to having a new unit installed and doing future business with these fine folks! Thank you!
K. Aline
K. Aline
1691526417
Quick response (within hours) to repair our HVAC unit before we left our home and pets under the care the house sitter. What a relief!
Spooby
Spooby
1691087970
So pleased with True Blue. After getting an opinion from Hiller and not feeling comfortable I called True Blue and they were so confidant and reassuring. Also, much better pricing! Very satisfied! Highly recommend this company!
megan hester
megan hester
1690810534
A/C broke on the hottest day in July! Thank goodness they were available! Casey was able to come out the same day and get it fixed. Everyone was very friendly and made the whole process easy.
Cathy B
Cathy B
1690290151
True Blue Heating and Cooling is awesome! Casey put in a split unit for me and it was obvious from the get go he knew exactly what he was doing. He was always professional, on time, responsive to my many questions, and always pleasant. He did the job to perfection! I couldn't ask for anything more as he went above and beyond without a second thought. Like doing so came naturally for him. A definite rarity nowadays. I will definitely call on them for all future AC projects I have in the future.Thank you Casey!!
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