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Granbury Heating Company Glenn-Aire discusses home heating maintenance and repair.

With the arctic weather finally here it’s imperative that you have a properly working home heating system.  While the best recipe for ensuring a working heater is consistent maintenance throughout the year, we understand that it may be too late for some of you whose system has already broken down.

Depending upon the nature of your system, you may be able to do some repair work yourself.  We always recommend having a professional thoroughly evaluate your system, but for those of you who feel comfortable enough performing your own maintenance, here is our advice on what to do.

First, and this may be stating the obvious, but if you are not experiencing any heat from your system be sure to verify that your thermostat is set to “heat” and double-check the temperature setting.  This will help eliminate the thermostat as being the source of the problem.

Next, and one of the easiest repairs you can do, consider changing the filter.  Dirt can clog your system’s filter causing it to overwork and potentially shut down.  Turn off your unit’s power and check the filter.  Determine whether it is a disposable filter or a filter that needs to be cleaned and replaced.  New filters are inexpensive and can be purchased at most home improvement stores.  Also, take this as an opportunity to clean out the inside of your system.  Use a vacuum and remove any dirt and debris you find.

Finally, as your system is still powered down, check for worn parts.  You may need to hire a professional to replace belts and other objects.

Again, we generally recommend hiring a professional contractor.  They will be thoroughly trained in how to repair your system.

Granbury Heating Company Glenn-Aire was established in 1975 as a sole proprietorship by Glenn D. Cornelius and is located in Granbury, Hood County , Texas . The business has operated uninterrupted under the same name since originally formed. In March of 2005, after 30 years, Glenn decided to retire and turned over the helm to Jeff McKenzie.

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