Springtime may technically be here but in Salt Lake City it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to show 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 an intense gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Mountainwest Service Experts straightaway.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Mountainwest Service Experts.
- Make sure your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we are always running and life happens, so it can be easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch 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.
On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you tend to look at routinely. Most furnaces have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your family 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 could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Mountainwest Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.