April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Naples it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some affection. If you hear weird 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook 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.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.

  • Replace your furnace air filter.

You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and put off 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 germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home 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 could be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from 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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