Spring may have sprung but in Louisville it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny 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 definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Becht/Givens Service Experts straightaway.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Becht/Givens Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Neglecting to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at frequently. 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 calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap 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 prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Becht/Givens and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Becht/Givens Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.