Springtime may technically be here but in Tempe 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 give your furnace some affection. If you hear funny 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Bob Brown Service Experts immediately.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Bob Brown Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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 in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at regularly. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You may also schedule annual maintenance with Bob Brown and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-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 get to be pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with regular maintenance from Bob Brown Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.