Spring may have sprung but in Roanoke it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you assume 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 ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at on a regular basis. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least 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 declining 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 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 get to be costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.