Spring may have sprung 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix 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.
- Swap 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 put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You could also schedule seasonal maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.