Spring may have sprung but in Raleigh it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving 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, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair 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 on 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 give it a few minutes for your furnace 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 furnace run more efficiently and prolong 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.
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 could 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.