The season of spring may have arrived but in Kingston it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. 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 Kingston Home Services by Enercare as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Kingston Home Services by Enercare.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to move over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can remedy 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. As before, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at usually. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting 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 furnace run more efficiently and put off 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. 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 can get expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Kingston Home Services by Enercare. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.