Three Things to Check Before Heater Repair
Few things in life are more frustrating than a broken heater. Thankfully, there are some things people can check first before determining they need professional heating repair. If these measures do not apply, then call an HVAC contractor to inspect the heating system and fix the problem.
Thermostats play an important role in heating and cooling systems. It communicates with the HVAC system and shares whether or not to keep the AC or heater on or off. A thermostat relies on specialized sensors that allow it to sense increases or decreases in temperature. Some models even measure indoor humidity and air quality.
However, there may be a simple fix for the thermostat that could help if the heating system won’t turn on or isn’t heating well, including:
- Checking and replacing the batteries: A thermostat that needs new batteries will not work and cannot correctly control the heater.
- Checking the thermostat’s settings: Some thermostats have separate settings for heating and cooling that don’t switch automatically. The heater may not work properly if the thermostat is still manually set to cool.
- Cleaning the thermostat and sensors: Dirty thermostat sensors will have trouble correctly identifying temperatures, which can affect the heater’s performance.
An HVAC system relies on air filters to remove airborne contaminants and allergens. EnergyStar notes that air filters generally need replacing after about three months, but they should be checked monthly and replaced if they are dirty to improve indoor air quality and system efficiency.
Dirty air filters can affect a heater’s performance and cause additional problems, like inefficiency, higher heating costs, and overheating, so heating problems could also be due to people neglecting to replace their AC or furnace filters. Routine air filter replacement is a must.
People should also ensure their heating problems don’t stem from a lack of power before calling for heater repair. They should check the electrical panel for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers and the power switch on their heating unit to ensure it wasn’t accidentally turned off.
If none of these simple fixes solve the heating system problems, then they should consult a heater repair technician. These professionals can get to the bottom of what’s causing the problem and correct it to restore warmth and comfort to the building.
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