April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Elkhart it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working 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 affection. If you hear funny 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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 on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering 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 no less than every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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