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 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 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 crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve 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 might 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 calling our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least 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 loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual 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 costly, 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 service all your heating needs.