4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Toronto it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some affection. If you hear weird noises or the heating system has turned itself off, 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 Service Experts Commercial HVAC as soon as possible.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Service Experts Commercial HVAC.

 

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

It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to change over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you might look at routinely. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing 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 heating system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical 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. 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 get to be costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Service Experts Commercial HVAC. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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