Spring may have sprung but in Miami it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost definitely 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, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to change over the thermostat can make you think 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at regularly. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy.
- 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 can get costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with regular maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.