The season of spring may have arrived but in Winnipeg it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months striving 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 stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts promptly.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound obvious, but we have hectic days and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you assume 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 considering this switch isn’t one you actually look at daily. Most systems 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 change your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and prolong any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your loved ones healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.