Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair or Replacement


No matter how well you take care of your furnace, like all appliances, they will eventually break down and require repair or replacement. At Service Legends, we never want you and your family to be without a properly working heater during the winter months, which is why we are available for furnace repair in Des Moines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

We have a wide service area covering all of Central Iowa (within 60 miles of the Des Moines Capital), and you can depend on us for prompt service with an emphasis on customer service. Plus, we have the best warranties and guarantees in the heating and cooling industry.

Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair or Replacement

The beginning of winter is a popular time for homeowners to schedule repair work done because their furnaces have sat dormant for months. This can typically be prevented by scheduling a furnace maintenance service in the fall before the weather fully cools off. Service Legends offers a Club Membership Plan that comes with tune-up reminders to help our return customers remember to schedule this important service.

There are a number of things that can go wrong with your furnace over the course of its life, but we want to make you aware of some of the most common so you’ll be prepared if they happen to you.

Call our Des Moines furnace repair specialists if you notice:

  • Thermostat Problems – If you have already checked the battery, make sure the power supply to your furnace hasn’t been interrupted. If that checks out and your thermostat still isn’t working, then you’ll probably need to replace it.
  • Electric Furnace Ignition Problems – To make that determination, open the front of the furnace, turn it on, and observe the burner. If one small flame starts, and then ignites the burners, you have an intermittent pilot system. If all the burners activate as soon as you turn on the furnace, you have a direct ignition system. This is not a problem that you can fix yourself, but at least you’ll know to contact a professional before that problem becomes worse.
  • Noisy Furnace Problems – If you’re noticing squeaks and squeals, there can be a number of reasons. The motor could be failing or you could have an air leak in the ductwork. If you continue to hear noises, then you may have a motor problem that can only be fixed by a trained technician.
  • Furnace Blower Fails to Turn Off – You should first check your thermostat’s fan switch. If it is set to “on,” “low,” “medium” or “high,” then the fan will operate continuously. The “auto” setting, on the other hand, will only operate the fan until the home is heated to the setting of the thermostat. If the blower keeps running even if the thermostat is set to “auto,” then you may have a clogged filter that has affected the limit switch. When the temperature inside the furnace gets too high, the limit switch is supposed to turn off the fire. However, clogged filters can easily damage limit switches to the point they need replacement. Again, this is the type of job that should be left to a professional technician.

If you notice any of the above issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We will always attempt to repair the issue first, but sometimes installing a new furnace ends up being the more economical choice in the long run. You can count on our experience and expertise to help guide you to make the best decision for your situation and your budget.

What Our Furnace Repair Technicians Can Do For You

At Service Legends, our trained Des Moines furnace repair professionals are always stocked with the products and tools for maintenance, repair, or replacement of your furnace. If you need furnace repair, we’ll either repair your existing furnace or take out your current furnace and install a new one right there on the spot.

For convenience & affordability, Service Legends also:

  • Offers active rebates and incentives
  • Works with financing partners to help you afford your new furnace
  • Carries all major furnace makes, models, and brands
  • Can install most furnaces in one day

In addition to repairing and replacing furnaces, our team can also repair other types of heating systems, including heat pumps and ductless systems.

Why Choose Service Legends?

You will always receive an upfront price in writing before we start any work on your furnace: You will never be hit with a surprise fee. We also offer 24/7 emergency service from factory-trained and factory-authorized technicians. At Service Legends, we’ll make replacing your furnace as easy and cost-efficient as possible. Find out why we are the trusted name across Central Iowa for heating repair services.

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