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 you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 definitely 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.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting 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.

Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially since 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 system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs could be costly, 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 service all your heating needs.

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