Spring may have sprung but in Houston it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving 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 a strong gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Church Services straightaway.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Church Services.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy 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. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at frequently. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Church Services and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 could be costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Church Services. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.