Springtime may technically be here but in Albany it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying 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 an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Roland J. Down Service Experts promptly.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Roland J. Down Service Experts .
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to move 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. 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 give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You can also schedule yearly maintenance with Roland J. Down and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 . However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.