Springtime may technically be here but in Edmonton it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting 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 assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Rob's Albertan Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair 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 in 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.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and postpone 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 bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.
- 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 are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.