April 15, 2016

Spring may have sprung but in Haltom City it’s not all warm and comfy outside. Your furnace has been working for months trying to keep the inside of your home comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some love. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has stopped operating, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice a severe gas smell, you almost certainly need furnace repair work and you should call Stark Services promptly.

Before you decide that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Stark Services.

 

  • Make sure your thermostat is switched to “heat.”

It may sound laughable, but we are always running and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to ignore the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you think you need furnace repair when really you can remedy the problem with a literal flip of the switch!

  • Check your furnace switch.

Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is on the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you might look at usually. Most furnaces have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about calling our furnace repair man.

  • Swap your furnace air filter.

You should replace your home’s air filters around every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and put off any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for germs and cause you and your children to become sick. Replace your filter to keep both your furnace and your family healthy.

  • Check the circuit breaker.

Make sure your circuit breaker (the one that controls your furnace) is in the “off” position and not the middle. If the breaker has been moved to the middle for some reason, move the breaker to “off” and then push it back to the “on” position.

Furnace repairs could be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with seasonal maintenance from Stark Services. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to provide all your heating needs.

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