Spring may have sprung but in Houston it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show 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 certainly 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, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to change 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 in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most units 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 contacting our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and postpone 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 family to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal 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.