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 working for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost definitely 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 is set to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you believe 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. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to 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 around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor 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 family 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 get to be pricey, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular 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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