Springtime may technically be here but in Concord it’s not all warm and comfy 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 love. 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Freschi Service Experts promptly.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Freschi Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of 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 might look at frequently. 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 calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating 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 family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Freschi Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.