Springtime may technically be here but in Charleston it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some love. 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 severe gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at on a regular basis. 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 around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off 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 bacteria and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs could be pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Pardee 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.