4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Longmont it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been going for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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 considering this switch isn’t one you might look at routinely. Most units have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes 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 postpone any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs 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.

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 potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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