April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Birmingham it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. 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 severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Norrell Service Experts as soon as possible.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Norrell Service Experts.

 

  • Check that your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at daily. Most systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.

  • Swap your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off 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 illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs could be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Norrell Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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