4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Savannah it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear funny 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Coastal Service Experts immediately.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Coastal Service Experts.

 

  • Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most units have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.

  • Replace 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 postpone 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 family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 get to be pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Coastal Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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