April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Hillsborough it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working 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 weird noises or the heating system has shut down, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

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

 

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

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

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off 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 loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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