Spring may have sprung but in Houston it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting 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 turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost certainly 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 has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at regularly. Most systems have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off 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 bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 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.