Spring may have sprung but in Fort Worth it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months attempting to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has stopped operating, 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 Stark Services as soon as possible.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Stark Services.
- Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we are always running 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 and installation 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 in the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most systems 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 put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You can also schedule yearly maintenance with Stark Services and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your check up.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Stark Services. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.