Springtime may technically be here but in Champaign it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Chief/Bauer Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Chief/Bauer Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. Most furnaces 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 swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone 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 illness causing microbes and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You may also schedule annual maintenance with Chief/Bauer and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Chief/Bauer Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.