4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Austin it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months striving to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts promptly.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Strand Brothers Service Experts.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can remedy 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 on the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at routinely. 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 around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased 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 home healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Strand Brothers Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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