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Is Your Furnace Fading?

A key to good police work is doing your homework so you’re prepared for anything the bad guys may throw at you. It’s a strategy that will serve homeowners and businesses well, too, when they’re determined to keep their furnaces on the straight and narrow this season.

Don’t worry. The good guys at Texas Air Authorities aren’t going to assign any homework. We won’t schedule quizzes, tests or final exams about heater repair service in Grand Prairie, TX, and beyond, either. But we are going to provide you with a quick lesson on the common problems that can occur with your furnace. As a result, you’ll know what to keep watch for to prevent minor furnace scuffles from escalating into major skirmishes or, worse yet, total breakdowns.

Problem 1: Routine maintenance. Routine maintenance helps prevent unexpected problems and system breakdowns. These annual inspections allow our skilled and experienced technicians to uncover little issues before they escalate into bigger (and more costly) problems. TLC also keeps your furnace running efficiently, affordably and reliably.

Problem 2: Dirty filters. When it comes to your furnace’s filter, procrastination is a no-no. Dirty or clogged filters restrict airflow, forcing your furnace to work overtime. Plus, a dirty filter can damage the limit switch, which controls your furnace’s fan.

Problem 3: Wear and tear. When it comes to your furnace, age matters. Older furnaces are more susceptible to wear and tear, which can wreak havoc on airflow, heat control and more.

Problem 4: Thermostat trouble. A malfunctioning thermostat can affect your comfort and your furnace’s fan.

Problem 5: Cycling. When your furnace cycles on and off frequently, it could mean the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. It also could mean the thermostat isn’t set properly or there are problems with your furnace’s airflow.

Problem 6: Inadequate heat. If your furnace is not large enough for your space, it might not be producing the amount of warmth you need.

Problem 7: Blower on the run. If your blower won’t stop running, it could mean there’s a problem with the limit switch.

Problem 8: Strange noises. If you hear unusual noises such as rattles, squeaks or rumbles, your furnace may be experiencing a mechanical issue. A clogged burner or airflow problems can cause unusual sounds, too.

Problem 9: Pilot or ignition trouble. Issues with the pilot or ignition can adversely affect the amount of heat in your home or business. Clogs, drafts and thermocouple problems are likely causes.

Problem 10: No heat at all. When you lose heat completely, round up the usual suspects: power, gas, pilot light or thermostat setting trouble.

If you experience these or other problems with your furnace, call the good guys at Texas Air Authorities. We’ll ride to your rescue in one of our fully stocked vehicles. We’ll get the job done right—the first time, every time. We’ll never talk you into a costlier replacement when one of our expert repairs will solve the case. However, you can also count on us when the best solution is heater replacement service in Grand Prairie, TX or wherever you call home.

Ready to schedule an appointment or interested in learning more? Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.