The season of spring may have arrived but in Dayton it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic of 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 regularly. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Replace 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 declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.
- 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 expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Stevenson 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.