Being a homeowner is not an easy job as there are many things that you will have to take care of like repairing an appliance if not working properly, taking care of leaks, installing and purchasing products etc. Most of the time heating and cooling repair requires immediate attention and these repairs occur at times when you are in dire need of it. A furnace repair is something that will cost you a fortune. To keep the repair costs at bay you need to follow a few preventive measures. The first method to protect your heating unit is to change the filters as instructed in the manufacturing manual. Some models require a replacement every month and in some the filters need to be replaced only once or twice in a year. The need for changing your filters frequently depends on factors like the size of your home or whether you have a pet or not. Wipe the vents clean frequently especially if you have a gas furnace.
Check whether the pilot light is working properly if it is not then try to light it again if still not working then call for professional help. Follow the instructions to relight the pilot light. If the light goes off quite often then it is better not to turn it on again until it is repaired by a professional. It is not necessary that when a furnace is not working properly it means that it need to be repaired and needs professional attention. Call a technician only after checking the breaker and the thermostat. These little problems can be solved by you easily.