Spring may have sprung but in Charlotte it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep your home 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 shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Komfort Air as soon as possible.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Komfort Air.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at on a regular basis. Most systems 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 contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your system 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 germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap 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 can get costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Komfort Air. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.