April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Jackson it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months striving to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at frequently. Most units have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.

  • Replace your furnace air filter.

You should change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong 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 germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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