4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Girard it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong 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, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Check that your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

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

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.

  • 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 could be pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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