Spring may have sprung but in Austin it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Strand Brothers Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation 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 in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. Most systems have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone 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 children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Strand Brothers and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- 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 can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Strand Brothers Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.