What should I check prior to calling for furnace repair?

When your furnace is on the fritz, many people experience a level of discomfort thatcauses them to ignore everything else and call in the furnace repair specialists. Unfortunately, many home and business owners fail to perform a check prior to calling in the professional. While this pre-call check won’t fix the problem you are experiencing, it may provide the technician more information for an effective repair job.

To start, always check the thermostat in your building to ensure it is clearly on the ‘Heat’ setting. Believe it or not, this is a common mistake many people make. Next, make sure the temperature on your thermostat is higher than the indoor temperature at the time. If it is not, turn the thermostat up and wait a moment for the heat to kick on and warm the place.

Another significant check you should perform is on the filter itself. Your filter is vitally important to ensuring the heater works as efficiently as possible. You should change the filter once per month.