The season of spring may have arrived but in Edmonton it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy 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. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at on a regular basis. Most systems 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.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should replace 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 filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You can also schedule yearly maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a possible issue altogether with regular maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.