Spring may have sprung but in Grand Island it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. 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 Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- 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. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair 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 on 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 give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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 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 pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.