4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Pierre it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give 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 promptly.

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

 

  • Check that your thermostat has been changed 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 resolve 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at on a regular basis. Most systems have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes 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 put off any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria 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. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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