4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in West Chester it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Wesley Wood Service Experts straightaway.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Wesley Wood Service Experts.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting 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.

On the topic 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 might look at daily. Most furnaces 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 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 furnace run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor 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 home 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 costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Wesley Wood Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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