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DFW Heating Repair: When Troubleshooting Fails, Call the Pros

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by

DFW Heating Repair: When Troubleshooting Fails, Call the ProsDFW heating repair isn’t something most homeowners give a lot of forethought, but when the need arises, it’s usually urgent. After all, Dallas-Fort Worth winters may be mild, but that doesn’t mean you want to go without heat.

If your heating’s acting up, the first step is to check the system for problems you can handle yourself. Even if you can’t fix the problem, you may be able to gather information that will help your DFW heating repair technician identify and solve the problem faster.

Ignition — If your furnace won’t ignite, make sure you’re not simply out of fuel. Check that the standing pilot light, if present, hasn’t gone out.  Relighting the pilot light may save you money on a service call and fix the problem immediately.

Thermostat — Your thermostat should be set to “heat” and the temperature should be at least three degrees higher than your room temperature. Try lowering the thermostat below your desired temperature, then raising it again. Dead batteries in an electronic thermostat can also prevent the furnace from running.

Electrical switches
— If your furnace has an emergency shut-off switch, usually located on the side of the furnace or nearby the unit, make sure it’s set to “on.”

Electrical panel — Look for a tripped breaker in your home’s electrical panel. If you find one, turn it all the way off, then on again. Also look for any blown fuses. If you suspect faulty wiring is causing your problem, contact a DFW heating repair expert who can take care of the issue safely.

System components — Your furnace can be shut down by a blocked air filter, obstructed registers and grilles, and/or an exhaust vent or chimney blocked by snow or debris. If you’re able, check the motor for problems like a loose fan belt, excessive heat or a shaft that doesn’t spin freely. While you can change the fan belt yourself, other motor problems are best left to a DFW heating repair professional.

If you’ve run through this list and still can’t get your heat back on, give us a call at AirRite Air Conditioning Company. We have 24/7 emergency service and a live person answering your call to help you immediately.Our highly trained technicians have been solving tough heating and cooling system problems since 1955. With our preventive maintenance plan our customers never pay after hours weekend or holiday charges . We are here to serve you.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about heating repair and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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