Spring may have sprung but in Tulsa it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. If you hear weird 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 Jack Nelson Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Jack Nelson Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move 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.
Since we’re talking about switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at routinely. 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.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone 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 loved ones to become sick. Change 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 can get costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Jack Nelson Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.