The season of spring may have arrived but in Dallas it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep the inside of your home 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 a severe gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Levy & Son Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion 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 when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at on a regular basis. 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.
- 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 prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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.
- 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 are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.