Spring may have sprung but in Nashville it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving 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 strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Donelson Air Service Experts immediately.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Donelson Air Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days 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 and installation when really you can remedy 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 in 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 usually. Most systems have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong 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 bacteria and cause you and your family to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy. You may also schedule seasonal maintenance with Donelson Air and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 possible issue altogether with regular maintenance from Donelson Air Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.