4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Hillsborough it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. 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 a severe gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Fras-Air/General Service Experts straightaway.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Fras-Air/General Service Experts.

 

  • Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at daily. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 can get expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Fras-Air/General Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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