The season of spring may have arrived but in Charlotte it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying 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 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.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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 considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. 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 change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased 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.
Check your circuit breaker panel to see if the breaker that controls your furnace is in the middle position or the “off” position. If the breaker has ended up in the middle position, cycle the breaker to “off” and then reset it to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get expensive, 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 provide all your heating needs.