How Serious is My Heater Issue?
At Willard AC, we strive to make your life as easy as possible. We’ll never waste your time or money when it comes to HVAC services. No matter what the issue, our techs have the skill to get to your home quickly and resolve the issue just as promptly.
There are other ways we can help too! Ever gone to the doctor for a viral cold just to learn that it was the common cold keeping you up at night? We know the feeling. When you have a heating or cooling issue, usually it should be examined by a tech. There are some things you can check, though, to save time for yourself and during any repairs.
We know your time is valuable, so here is what to check to determine when to bring in a professional.
The cheapest fix and the easiest to get done is to change your air filters. As you run your system, the filter collects the dust particles and other air contaminants to make your air clean and fresh. You should change them every month or so to keep your system performing smoothly.
If you let dust build up on your filter, it could slow the efficiency of your furnace. You will find your air filters in a compartment between your return air and supply air or in your wall or ceiling registers.
The next thing to check is your thermostat. No matter how simple it may seem, it does happen. If you haven’t had to switch the thermostat from cooling to heating mode, this might be the reason you’re not getting any heat. When your thermostat is set to cool but at 80 degrees, the AC won’t run.
That doesn’t mean the heat will kick on, though. To turn your furnace on, set your thermostat to auto or heat. You can also check to see if the thermostat is working because without power, there isn’t a signal driving to your HVAC system.
The Circuit Breaker
There could be a problem with your circuit if your heating system keeps suddenly turning off or won’t turn on at all. Occasionally, systems short circuit, but only your technician can determine this. Check the circuit breaker to see if the circuit leading to your HVAC system has been tripped. Don’t turn it back on because there could be a more serious problem that Willard needs to dig into.
Gas Supply Company
The above instance involved an electric heater, but some homes have a gas furnace. If you have a heating system that runs on gas, check to see if your gas supply has been interrupted. If it is a gas issue, it might be because your gas supply company detected a leak. In this case, contact your supplier for more information.
Your heater doesn’t always have to be a mystery to you! Consider Willard techs as your guide to understanding the intricacies of your HVAC system. If you’re ever unsure about when to call an experienced tech, go ahead and give us a call. We’ll resolve any issue without a problem.
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