Spring may have sprung but in Grand Island it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal 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 McElroy Service Experts straightaway.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from McElroy Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most systems have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off 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 family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You could also schedule yearly maintenance with McElroy 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 pricey, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from McElroy Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.