Spring may have sprung but in Columbia it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving 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 shut down, 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 Midland Air Service Experts straightaway.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Midland Air Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move 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.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. 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.
- Replace 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 postpone any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You may also schedule annual maintenance with Midland Air and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Midland Air Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.