Spring may have sprung but in Hurricane it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving 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 strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Teays Valley Service Experts straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Teays Valley Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at on a regular basis. 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 needing our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You could also schedule seasonal maintenance with Teays Valley and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Teays Valley Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.