Now that we’re in the winter months in North Texas, many Fort Worth homeowners contact Brown Service Company about furnace problems or heating repairs and their system not working properly. We have customers that are that are both residential and commercial, but the conditions and problems are usually the same. Below are a few of the more common furnace repair or heating system problems and what things you can be aware of and how you can take an active approach in helping to prevent them and save both energy costs and repair costs during the cold months.
- Routine and scheduled heating system maintenance: Many problems arise that could simply be handled and taken care of through bi-annual Spring/Fall preventative maintenance and inspections. Through our Peak Performance Service Agreements, our certified technicians can prevent unexpected problems, breakdowns or replacments with these simple service checks.
- The Heating system or furnace does not heat properly: When a furnace or heating system isn’t performing properly, there are a number of things to check including the thermostat, the gas or pilot light, an over clogged filter that restricts air flow or the system is configured improperly.
- The heating system never stops or is loud when operating: If your furnace or heating sytem continues to cycle on and off frequently, there may be a clogged filter or reduced air flow in the system as well as mechanical problems that to blame.
- General usage and wear and tear on the heating system: Like all mechanical parts and systems, normal wear and tear from usage can eventually cause air flow problems and can result in overheating or broken parts. The key point here is to consider system checks prior to the season you will be using it the most, for example, the time to check your heating system is the Fall and then check your cooling system in the Spring, prior to the hot Texas summer months. Many times, we can prevent expensive repairs or replacement by identifying problems with the heating system or air conditioning system early.