Spring may have sprung but in Memphis it’s not all warm and comfy 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 TLC. 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 an intense 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, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy 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. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out 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 filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You can also schedule seasonal maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.