Springtime may technically be here but in Hilton Head Island it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting 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 severe gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Epperson Service Experts straightaway.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Epperson Service Experts.
- Check that your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Not remembering to switch over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at regularly. 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 replace 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 filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent 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 family healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Epperson and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- 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 pricey, so avoid a possible issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Epperson Service Experts. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.