4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Atlanta it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”

It may sound ridiculous, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Neglecting to move 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 on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at frequently. Most units 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 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 furnace run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family 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 could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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