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 TLC. 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 has been changed 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 move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation 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 in the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at on a regular basis. 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 calling 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 dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You could also schedule annual maintenance with San Antonio Air and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 seasonal 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.