Springtime may technically be here but in Canada it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone 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 germs 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.
Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.