Springtime may technically be here but in Gaithersburg it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. 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 severe gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to change 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 when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at routinely. 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 swap out your home’s air filters around 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 decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.
- 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 Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.