Springtime may technically be here but in Albany it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some affection. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call D.A. Bennett Service Experts immediately.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from D.A. Bennett Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you believe 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 on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at on a regular basis. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing 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 furnace run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 can get pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from D.A. Bennett Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.