April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in La Porte it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been running for months attempting to keep your home comfortable, so now is the time to show 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 severe gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc immediately.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

 

  • 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 ignore the simple fixes. Neglecting to move over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can resolve 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 in the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you might look at regularly. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.

  • Swap your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your furnace run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for declining performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes 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.

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 costly, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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