4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in West Palm Beach it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying 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 weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at routinely. 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.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change 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 expensive, so avoid a future 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 provide all your heating needs.

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