Remember those freezing mornings where you refuse to get out of bed because it’s so cold? There’s a way to dodge the headache that can come with a broken down furnace. When you schedule routine furnace service, you’re not only taking care of any immediate needs that your system requires, but you’re helping to more than likely reduce the chance that your furnace will break down in the future.
Although laying in a toasty bed all day sounds like a fabulous idea, it is not allowed when you have dogs to walk, kids to get ready for school and work to finish. At Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we want your home to be warm throughout the colder months, making it a cozy place of refuge when winter gets to be its coldest. However, if you do end up needing to give us a call in the middle of the night, don’t worry. Barlow Service Experts is at your service every hour of every day.
Our NATE-certified professionals are trained on all furnaces regardless of its make, model or age. No matter what your furnace requires, Barlow Service Experts professionals can fix it. After we pinpoint the problem, we promise to find the solution and fix it correctly on the first stop.
Here are a few uncomplicated things you can check on your furnace before you contact us:
- Flip of a switch – The power going to your furnace is controlled by the furnace switch, which looks just like a light switch. There’s a possibility that it could have been flipped off on accident. Double check to make sure it’s flipped on. Furnaces usually run on timed delays, so it may take a couple minutes for it to start up after flipping the switch.
- Heat it up – Long story short, make sure your heat is turned on. There are pros and cons to setting your fan to either ‘on’ or ‘auto’ through the cold weather. Weigh your options, the temperature of your home and how much you project to spend on your energy bill before you change the furnace setting.
- Don’t forget the filter – Your furnace filter is an essential piece to maintain a protected and fresh home. Furnace filters defend your home from unhealthy particles in air flow and also influence your furnace’s productivity. To receive the most out of your system, we propose changing your filter every three months.
- Circuit breaker – For one reason or another, there’s a chance that the breaker controlling power to your furnace could have been tripped. Check your circuit breaker panel and see if the switch has been shifted. If it has, cycle it by turning it off and then back on. It could take a couple minutes for your system to wake up due to the built-in time delay. If it still isn’t working, give us a call and we can help you figure out what the problem is.
Furnace repair doesn’t have to be hard. As long as you’re keeping up with proper furnace service, you should be doing just fine. However, these simple tips can help you figure out the issue is before calling in the experts. Give us a call at 801-436-8985 or make an appointment online.