Spring may have sprung but in Oklahoma City it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep your home 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 straightaway.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Gordon's Service Experts.
- 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 overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at on a regular basis. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap 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 filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your family to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You could also schedule annual maintenance with Gordon's and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- 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 expensive, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Gordon's Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.