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April 15, 2016

The season of spring may have arrived but in Oakville it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear abnormal 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 surely need furnace repair work and you should call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning straightaway.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, read these tips from Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

  • Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to overlook the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair 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 on the up, or “on” position. Like we said, an easy miss, especially considering this switch isn’t one you tend to look at routinely. Most furnaces have built-in delays so be patient when you turn your furnace on and give it a few minutes to get going before panicking about needing our furnace repair man.

  • Replace 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. An unclean air filter is one of the most typical reasons for poor performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Confirm that your circuit breaker that controls your heating system is in the “off” position. If it ends up in the middle position, switch the breaker to the “off” position and then switch back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs can get expensive, so avoid a potential issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to help you with all your heating needs.

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