The season of spring may have arrived but in Kitchener it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some affection. 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 severe gas smell, you almost surely need furnace repair work and you should call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare immediately.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, check out these tips from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare.
- Confirm your thermostat has been changed to “heat.”
It may sound crazy, but we get busy and life happens, so it can be easy to ignore the simple fixes. Not remembering to change over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair 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. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at daily. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.
- Change your furnace air filter.
You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your 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 illness causing microbes and cause you and your family to become sick. Change 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 can get expensive, so avoid a future issue altogether with regular maintenance from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.