The season of spring may have arrived but in Wheeling 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 give your furnace some affection. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has shut down, 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 Comfort Masters Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Comfort Masters Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch 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.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most units 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 calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong 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 illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You may also schedule yearly maintenance with Comfort Masters and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- 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 can get expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Comfort Masters Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.