The season of spring may have arrived but in Oklahoma City it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Gordon's 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. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at on a regular basis. Most units 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.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy.
- 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 can get costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.