April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived 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 make sure you’re giving your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal 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 Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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 give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling 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 decreased 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.

  • 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 could be costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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