Springtime may technically be here but in Calgary it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months striving to keep you and your family 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to move 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. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. Most systems 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.
- Change 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 dirty air filter is one of the most common 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. 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 expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from A1 Chesney 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.