4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Concord it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Freschi Service Experts promptly.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Freschi Service Experts.

 

  • Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound ridiculous, but we are always running 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.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is moved to the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at regularly. Most furnaces 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 at least 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 decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria 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.

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 get to be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Freschi Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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