The season of spring may have arrived but in Columbus it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has shut down, 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 as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion 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 laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to move 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at frequently. 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 change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system 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 germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace 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 expensive, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.