The season of spring may have arrived but in Dallas it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Levy & Son Service Experts promptly.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Levy & Son Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting 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.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at on a regular basis. Most furnaces 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.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should replace 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. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Levy & Son and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Levy & Son Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.