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Need Help Restarting Your Furnace?

Young woman shivering during the winter season

Now that winter is here, you’re surely using your heater a lot more often. In a perfect world, this would just mean that you’re using your heater more and getting great performance from it. In our imperfect world, though, it might mean that you’re running into more heating problems. One of the problems that we encounter often is homeowners having trouble getting their furnace to start and run. Odd things can happen during this time of year. If you think your heater is really feeling the strain of this cold weather season, then it’s time to contact us for your heating in Denton, TX

If you’re looking for service this season, then we want to provide you with it. Here are a few tips you can try to get your furnace working properly. We’re always here to help.

Try These Tips

A few tips to help your home’s furnace. 

Make Sure the Thermostat Is On

One of the most common mistakes we see homeowners make involves the thermostat. If your thermostat isn’t switched over to the “on” position, then you might think that your entire heater is broken, although it isn’t. Before you make a call over your heater, just double check that your thermostat is switched on.

Check Your Pilot Light

Check in on your pilot light. If the pilot light isn’t burning with a bright, steady blue flame, then something is off. We’re professionals who can help you fix any issues with your pilot light. Any other color or type of burning indicates a lack of heating power. 

Check Your Power Source

Sometimes you might have tripped your home’s circuit breaker or blown a fuse. If this happens, you won’t be able to power on your heater either. Make sure that you check on this before you go through the effort of scheduling a call with a heating technician. 

Swap Your Filter

If the furnace filter is dirty, then you’re going to notice that the furnace isn’t able to perform the way it should. Swapping out the filter is easy to do with a little instruction. In fact, it’s one of the few HVAC tasks we encourage homeowners to do completely on their own. If you need help doing this on your end, then you can call our team and have our technicians walk you through it over the phone.

Clear Things Up

It’s important to clear things up in your home. If you have objects blocking the registers, you’re not going to feel the full benefit of your furnace’s heating power. It’s also a wise idea to clear up some space around the furnace itself. Either scenario can inhibit heating power. 

When in Doubt, Trust a Professional

It’s important to trust a professional with the work you need. If you discover that the tips we’ve listed above just aren’t cutting it, we don’t want you to delve into DIY efforts. Professional service makes all the difference and it’s what’s going to keep your heater in top condition. 

Contact PRK Services, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. 

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