Spring may have sprung but in the Niagara Region it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months striving to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some love. If you hear weird 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most systems have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for decreased 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 family 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular 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.