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 make sure you’re giving your furnace some love. 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, read 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 when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to 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.
- 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 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. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a potential 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 service all your heating needs.