The season of spring may have arrived but in Austin 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 funny noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe 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, read these tips from Strand Brothers Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed 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 change 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.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace 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 postpone 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 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 can get costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal 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.