4 Tips for Furnace Repair

April 15, 2016

Springtime may technically be here but in Fort Wayne it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 promptly.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Rolf Griffin Service Experts .

 

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

It may sound laughable, 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 might look at on a regular basis. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.

  • Change your furnace air filter.

You should change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone 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 loved ones to become sick. Swap 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Rolf Griffin Service Experts . 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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