Springtime may technically be here but in Cleveland 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 give your furnace some love. 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 as soon as possible.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at usually. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Change 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 postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You could also schedule seasonal maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-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 can get expensive, so avoid a potential 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.