Spring may have sprung but in Indianapolis it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has turned itself off, 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts as soon as possible.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Broad Ripple Service Experts.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to change over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair and installation when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at regularly. 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.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should replace 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 germs and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy. You could also schedule yearly maintenance with Broad Ripple and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Broad Ripple Service Experts. However, if you ever do need furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.