Springtime may technically be here but in Canada it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at regularly. Most furnaces 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 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 dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your family to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You could also schedule annual 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 can get expensive, so avoid a possible 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.