4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Alliance it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You may also schedule annual maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up. 

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.