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 trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Midway Services straightaway.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out 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 it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair and installation 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 furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace 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 put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Midway Services and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-up.
- 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 possible issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Midway Services. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.