Springtime may technically be here but in Austin it’s not all warm and cozy 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 love. 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Strand Brothers Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Strand Brothers Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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 since 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.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You could also schedule annual maintenance with Strand Brothers and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular 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.