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 make sure you’re giving your furnace some love. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair 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 might look at usually. 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 contacting our furnace repair man.
- Swap 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 dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor 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.
- 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 costly, 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 provide all your heating needs.