Spring may have sprung but in Richmond it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at frequently. 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 needing our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off 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 illness causing microbes 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.
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 can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.