Springtime may technically be here but in Medina it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some affection. 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 as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch 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 in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most systems 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.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 can get costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal 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.