Springtime may technically be here but in Knoxville it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. 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 strong gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call R & M Climate Control Service Experts promptly.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from R & M Climate Control Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to change over the thermostat can make you believe 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. Most systems 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 replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap 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 can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from R & M Climate Control Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.