April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Clearwater it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been going for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has turned itself off, 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 Midway Services straightaway.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Midway Services.

 

  • Check that your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at on a regular basis. 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 replace your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong 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 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 expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Midway Services. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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