Springtime may technically be here but in Livermore it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give 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 strong gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at frequently. 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 calling our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace 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 family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You can also schedule yearly maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 could be pricey, so avoid a potential 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 provide all your heating needs.