4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Jacksonville it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Air Engineers Service Experts promptly.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Air Engineers Service Experts.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, 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 contacting our furnace repair man.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace 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 potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Air Engineers Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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