4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Albany 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 give your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at daily. Most units have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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 home healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Check your circuit breaker panel to see if the breaker that controls your furnace is in the middle position or the “off” position. If the breaker has ended up in the middle position, cycle the breaker to “off” and then reset it to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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