4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Atlanta it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. 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 immediately.

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

 

  • 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. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at regularly. 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 swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change 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 could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Peachtree Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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