The season of spring may have arrived but in Windsor it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you assume 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 in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Change 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 postpone 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 family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You can also schedule seasonal maintenance with Bryant 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 costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.