Springtime may technically be here but in Rochester it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some affection. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Strogen's Service Experts straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Strogen's Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to move 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.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at on a regular basis. Most systems 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 contacting our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and prolong 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 illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Strogen's and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check 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 could be costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Strogen's Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.