Spring may have sprung but in Kitchener it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show your furnace some TLC. If you hear abnormal noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Hammond Plumbing & Heating straightaway.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Hammond Plumbing & Heating.
- Check that your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you think 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 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 routinely. 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 swap out your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones 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 expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Hammond Plumbing & Heating. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.