The season of spring may have arrived but in Waukegan it’s not all warm and cozy outside. Your furnace has been going for months trying to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to make sure you’re giving your furnace some TLC. If you hear weird 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 certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Robinson Service Experts immediately.
Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Robinson Service Experts .
- Make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.”
It may sound laughable, but we have hectic days and life happens, so it can be easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair and installation when really you can fix 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. Again, an easy miss, especially since this switch isn’t one you tend to look at usually. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.
- Swap your furnace air filter.
You should swap out your home’s air filters at least every three months to help your system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy. You can also schedule annual maintenance with Robinson Service Experts and have a thorough furnace cleaning as part of your tune-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 could be expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with regular maintenance from Robinson Service Experts . However, if you are needing furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.