4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in London it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

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

It may sound ridiculous, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to change over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at regularly. Most systems 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 replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off 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. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy.

  • 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 can get pricey, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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