The season of spring may have arrived but in Raleigh it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, 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 assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. Most systems have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule yearly maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Check your circuit breaker panel to see if the breaker that controls your furnace is in the middle position or the “off” position. If the breaker has ended up in the middle position, cycle the breaker to “off” and then reset it to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.