The season of spring may have arrived but in Shreveport it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting 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 turned itself off, 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from 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 can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch 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.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most units 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 needing our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 can get expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.