Spring may have sprung but in Birmingham it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep your home 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Norrell Service Experts promptly.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read 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 sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch 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 since this switch isn’t one you might look at daily. Most furnaces 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 at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change 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 get to be costly, 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 service all your heating needs.