The season of spring may have arrived but in Orlando it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give 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 a strong gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 can get pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.