The season of spring may have arrived but in the Wasatch Front region it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Barlow Service Experts immediately.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Barlow Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most units have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your system run more efficiently and postpone 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 family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Barlow 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 could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Barlow Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.