April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Rochester it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some affection. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound ridiculous, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you assume 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 in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. 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 change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off 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 illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap 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 could be costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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