Spring may have sprung but in Kansas City it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been going 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 abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, 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 Neal Harris Service Experts straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Neal Harris Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting 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. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs 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 seasonal maintenance with Neal Harris and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-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 could be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Neal Harris Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.