April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Fort Wayne it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has stopped operating, 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 Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.

Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

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

It may sound crazy, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair when really you can fix 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 moved to the up, or “on” position. As before, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at daily. 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 needing our furnace repair man.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should swap out your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your system run more efficiently and postpone 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. Change 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 expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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