The season of spring may have arrived but in Edmonton it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give 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 an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call McKinley Heating Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from McKinley Heating Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is set 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 believe 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 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 frequently. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Change 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 germs 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 costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from McKinley Heating Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.