The season of spring may have arrived but in Ocala it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.
Before you assume 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 laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to move 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.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is in 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 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 contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters around 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 germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 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 provide all your heating needs.