furance repairAs a handy homeowner, we often feel a sense of duty to tackle home improvement projects on our own. It is difficult for us to pay for services we feel we could do on our own. All it takes is time and determination, right? Not always. There are some home repair projects that are best left to the professionals, especially when they are electrical or mechanical repairs.

When it comes to furnace repair, we wanted to give you some helpful hints on what types of repairs can be performed by the handy homeowner and what types of repairs may require our assistance.

Furnace Repair: What Steps Can I Take On My Own?


  • Filter Changes – Homeowners can easily change their own furnace filters. It is a very simple process, and it is encouraged that you change your filter every three months.
  • Pilot Light Issues – For gas furnaces, the pilot light may be a troublesome feature. It can go out for several reasons. It is fairly simple for a homeowner to relight the pilot light.
  • Fuse Problems – If your furnace is not producing heat, it may be that the circuit breaker or fuse is tripped or blown.
  • Thermostat Issues – If your thermostat isn’t registering what you want it to do, you may be able to use troubleshooting steps to fix the problem.

Call a Technician

  • Electric Ignitions – If your electric ignition is not working properly, you probably won’t be able to properly diagnose the issue on your own.
  • Burners – Issues with the burners or inner-workings of your unit should be handled by an experienced professional.
  • Strange Sounds – If your furnace is producing strange noises, you should probably call for a furnace repair service. This is likely an internal issue that needs to be properly diagnosed.

If you are unsure of your DIY skills or don’t have the time to manage your furnace, give Ryals Brothers Inc. a call. We are very experienced in furnace repair. We will quickly diagnose your problem and get you up and running again in no time. We service all of the Lakeland, FL area.