Fixing Your Furnace Could Be as Easy as Flicking a Switch
March 6, 2020 - No Comments - Posted by Texas Air Authorities
Texas Air Authorities Identifies 5 Common Problems
When your watch suddenly stops working, sometimes all you need to do is give the face a few firm taps with your finger and … it starts working again! Or, when your toilet constantly runs, you might find all that’s required is jiggling the handle and … it stops.
Of course, we’re the good guys you should call when you need expert furnace repair service in Arlington, TX, or nearby. But we want you to be armed with information that can help you solve some simple problems when your furnace starts acting up. It might be as easy as tapping a watch face or jiggling a toilet handle. Or you might need to spend a little more time solving the problem.
Hello! Is This Thing On?
Sometimes, the problem really is as simple as the touch of a button or the adjustment of a control panel. If your furnace isn’t keeping you as warm as it usually does, check the thermostat. Is it set on “heat?” Is the temperature set 5 degrees above room temperature? If you find either of these things amiss, the solution is easy.
Not the problem? If your thermostat runs on batteries, check to make sure they are working. Thermostat batteries should be changed once a year. In addition, you should open the thermostat and make sure there’s no dust buildup preventing it from operating properly.
Who Turned Off the Heat?
Another reason your home might not be as cozy and comfy as it should be is a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. On your home’s breaker panel, look for the circuit that powers the furnace. If it’s in the “off” position or in the middle, flipping it back to the “on” position should solve your problem.
Is It Getting Colder in Here?
Your home will feel different if, instead of shutting down completely, your furnace is working overtime to keep your house warm. When this occurs, the problem could be a dirty air filter. A clogged or filthy air filter can affect the performance of your furnace. The filter should be changed or cleaned every month. In addition to helping your furnace run better, a new or clean filter will extend your furnace’s lifespan and improve your indoor air quality.
Let’s Switch Things Up
If your furnace isn’t working, try checking the safety switch on the furnace door. This switch prevents the fan and burner from turning on if the door is removed or not properly closed.
Tidy Up Your Furnace’s Work Area
If the area around your furnace is cluttered with debris or miscellaneous items, it can prevent your furnace from doing its job properly. Your furnace needs a clean workspace to operate efficiently and keep you and your family snuggly warm. You should also vacuum or sweep up regularly to prevent dust and dirt buildup around your furnace.
These are just some of the minor problems that can affect your furnace’s productivity. If these troubleshooting tips don’t solve your problem or if you feel more comfortable leaving the detective work up to us, we’ll be happy to ride on over to your home to solve the problem with our furnace repair service or heater replacement service in Arlington, TX, or wherever you call home. From the burners, blowers and coils to the controls, vents and switches, we have the skills and experience to gather the evidence and reach a proper verdict about your furnace.
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Our crackerjack technicians at Texas Air Authorities have the experience and skill you need for superior heating repairs, heating installations, heating maintenance and residential heating replacement services. We’re also the team you want on your side for all of our cooling and indoor air quality needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle today at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.