4 Tips for Furnace Repair

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 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 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call BW/Cook Service Experts straightaway.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from BW/Cook Service Experts.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”

It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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 since 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 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 declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 ongoing maintenance from BW/Cook Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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