The season of spring may have arrived but in Columbus it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has turned itself off, 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 Stevenson Service Experts promptly.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Stevenson Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you assume 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 might look at regularly. Most furnaces have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong 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 bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You may also schedule seasonal maintenance with Stevenson Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check 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 could be expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Stevenson Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.