The season of spring may have arrived but in Richmond it’s not all warm and comfy 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 a severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Eveready Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Eveready Service Experts .
- 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 miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe 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 in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at regularly. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap 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 prolong 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. Swap 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 can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Eveready Service Experts . However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.