The season of spring may have arrived but in Fort Lauderdale 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 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 a severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you assume 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at usually. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out 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 poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 could be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.