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Troubleshooting Tips Before Calling a Heating Repair Service

February 10, 2017

Troubleshooting Tips Before Calling a Heating Repair Service

If your heating system doesn’t seem to be doing its job, there could very well be something wrong with it. Then again, it could be something fairly superficial—and quite easy to fix—that’s keeping it from working as it should. Before calling for heating repair in Plano or elsewhere around North Texas, here are a few troubleshooting tips to try out.

• Filter: Your heating system uses airflow to circulate heat throughout your home. A clogged filter can inhibit that, so check the filter prior to calling for repairs. It’s easy and cheap to fix, and it could get your system running smoothly once more.
• Vents: In addition to the air filter, the registers—i.e. vents—that let air in and out should be clear of dust and debris. You should also make sure you don’t have stuff piled in front of them since that can obstruct airflow as well.
• Fuse or breaker switch: Have you turned the system on, but nothing happen? The system might have overloaded. Check your circuit breaker box to see if the switch has flipped. If it has, switch it back, and then try turning on the system again. Also, there should be a socket switch on the furnace itself which you should make sure is turned on as well.
• Pilot light: The pilot light should be 1) burning when the furnace is on, and 2) emit a light blue flame. If it’s not on or if it’s yellow, it may need cleaning or replacing, both of which will necessitate a call to a heating repair professional.
• Thermostat: Many issues with home heating result from a problem with the thermostat. It might be miscalibrated, it’s innards may be dusty, or it simply might not be set to “heat.” The latter issue is more common than you might think, but it’s obviously easy to fix. If the thermostat isn’t properly calibrated, however, you’ll want some professional help.

If it appears that you have a problem with your furnace, contact Climate Tech Air Conditioning and Heating promptly. We provide quality heating repair for Plano and other areas around North Texas, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 972-254-6283.

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