4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Fort Myers it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. 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 needing our furnace repair man.

  • Swap your furnace air filter.

You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong 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 bacteria and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 get to be costly, so avoid a potential 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 provide all your heating needs.

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