Springtime may technically be here but in Philadelphia it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving 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 a strong gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning promptly.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve 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 when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. Most systems 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 needing our furnace repair man.
- Swap 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. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You may also schedule annual 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 could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.