If you hear abnormal noises coming from your furnace or your heating system shuts down, you need furnace repair services. Moreover, if you notice a gas smell, you definitely need a furnace repair. Before you call to get a furnace repair in Contra Costa County, you should do the following:
Confirm that your thermostat is set to heat
As obvious as this may sound, it is easy to miss the simple fixes when you are busy. When you forget to adjust the thermostat, you could end up thinking that you need a furnace repair. However, all you really need to do is flip a switch.
Check your furnace switch
Ensure that your furnace switch is in the ‘on’ position. If you do not look at this switch often, you can easily fail to notice its position. When you switch it on, give your furnace a few minutes to start working as it may have a built-in delay.
Change the furnace air filter
You should make sure that your furnace’s air filters are switched out every three months. Doing so will make it more efficient and prolong the furnace repair time. If you have a poorly performing furnace, it probably has a dirty air filter. Filthy air filters can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, causing you and your entire family to fall ill.
Check the circuit breaker
Look at your circuit breaker panel to see whether the breaker that controls your furnace is in the off or middle position. If the breaker is in the middle, you should cycle it to ‘off’ and reset it to the ‘on’ position.
Make sure the gas is on
Someone may have turned off the gas valve and forgotten to turn it back on. You need to trace the gas line from the furnace to the meter, and if you come across a handle that is vertical to the pipe, move it so that it is parallel.