Spring may have sprung but in Louisville it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying 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 shut down, 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, read these tips from Becht/Givens Service Experts.
- Confirm 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 change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking 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 systems have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace 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 system 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 bacteria and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.
- 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 could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Becht/Givens Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.