4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in East Syracuse it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Falso Service Experts as soon as possible.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Falso Service Experts.

 

  • Check that your thermostat is set 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 assume 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at routinely. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.

  • Replace your furnace air filter.

You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 costly, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Falso Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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