Springtime may technically be here but in Edmonton it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some affection. 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Rob's Albertan Service Experts immediately.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Rob's Albertan Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. Most furnaces 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.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Rob's Albertan and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Rob's Albertan Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.