The season of spring may have arrived but in Gainesville it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show 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 an intense gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we are always running 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 when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of 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 daily. Most units 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.
- 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 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. Swap 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.