Springtime may technically be here but in Ravenna it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost certainly 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 switched to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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 in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at routinely. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical 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 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.