Springtime may technically be here but in Long Island it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Matz-Rightway immediately.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Matz-Rightway.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so it’s very easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at on a regular basis. Most furnaces 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.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your children to become sick. Change your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You could also schedule yearly maintenance with Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- 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 costly, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Matz-Rightway. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.