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 trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some affection. If you hear funny 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic 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 give it a few minutes for your furnace 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 around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You could also schedule yearly maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- 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.