April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Kansas City it’s not all warm and cozy 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 an intense gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing straightaway.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

 

  • Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling 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 system 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 loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs get to be costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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