4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Edmonton it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months striving to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call McKinley Heating Service Experts promptly.

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

 

  • Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you think 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at regularly. Most units 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 contacting our furnace repair man.

  • Swap your furnace air filter.

You should change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and cause you and your family to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 can get expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from McKinley Heating Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.

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