Springtime may technically be here but in Gaithersburg it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Parker Pearce Service Experts promptly.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Parker Pearce Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to change over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking 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 tend to look at routinely. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule seasonal maintenance with Parker Pearce and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Check your circuit breaker panel to see if the breaker that controls your furnace is in the middle position or the “off” position. If the breaker has ended up in the middle position, cycle the breaker to “off” and then reset it to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs could be costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Parker Pearce Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.