Spring may have sprung but in Ocala it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. 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 a severe gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
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 crazy, 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 believe you need furnace repair and installation 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. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at usually. Most furnaces 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 swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating 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 bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.