April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Indianapolis it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting 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 shut down, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a strong gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning promptly.

Before you assume that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so it’s very easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you assume you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

On the topic of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you actually look at frequently. Most units have built-in delays so make sure when you turn on your furnace you give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about calling 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 prolong 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 bacteria and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Change 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 get to be expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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