The season of spring may have arrived but in San Antonio it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months striving to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call San Antonio Air Service Experts immediately.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from San Antonio Air Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can remedy 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. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at daily. 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 needing our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased 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. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 can get pricey, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from San Antonio Air Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.