4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Buffalo 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 love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

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

It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at routinely. Most systems have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.

  • Swap your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off 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. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Check your circuit breaker panel to see if the breaker that controls your furnace is in the middle position or the “off” position. If the breaker has ended up in the middle position, cycle the breaker to “off” and then reset it to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs can get pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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