Spring may have sprung but in Memphis it’s not all warm and cozy 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 love. 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 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 are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. Most furnaces 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 change your home’s air filters at least 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 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.
- 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 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.