Spring may have sprung but in Jacksonville it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give 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 as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Air Engineers Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at regularly. Most units 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.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters at least 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 decreased 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 family healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Air Engineers Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.