Spring may have sprung but in Melbourne it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix 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. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at frequently. Most units have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You may also schedule seasonal maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from 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.