Springtime may technically be here but in Saint Charles it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Golden Seal Service Experts straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Golden Seal Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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 when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most units have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off 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. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You could also schedule yearly maintenance with Golden Seal and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with regular maintenance from Golden Seal Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.