4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Pierre it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting 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 abnormal noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

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

It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you assume 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 in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually 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.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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