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What To Do When Heat Doesn't Come On

January 17, 2024 | Blog

Prevent Problems With Your Home Heating System

Hueytown, Alabama, is known for its warm and inviting community — but when the cooler months roll in, a reliable heating system becomes essential for every household.

As your heater ages, it may become less reliable. This issue can lead to frustrating and uncomfortable conditions. When you find yourself stuck in this position, Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here for you!

Not every heater mishap calls for a professional service. In this blog, we’ll explore common furnace issues and tips you can use to correct the issue. Trust us to offer practical solutions to ensure your home remains cozy.

Troubleshooting Tips For Your Heating System

If your heater comes on but no heat follows, this is an obvious sign of a problem. However, there may be a simple solution! Try the following DIY steps to see if you can restore warm air in your home.

Check Thermostat Settings

The first step in troubleshooting your system is to check your thermostat settings. You’ll want to make sure the system is set to “heat” rather than “cool.” This simple step can be easy to forget, especially if the weather outside is just starting to get cold! Sometimes, this easy adjustment can solve the problem.

Verify Power Supply

In some instances, a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse can be the reason your unit is not working. This can happen for various reasons, including electrical surges or overloads. If one of the switches is in the “off” position, resetting it should restore power to your heating system.

Furnace Switch Position

Checking the furnace switch is a simple yet often overlooked aspect of solving heating issues. Locate the furnace switch, usually found near the unit itself. Ensure that the switch is in the “on” position. If it’s off, your heater won’t work.

Keep Your Air Filters Clean

Your air filters catch dust and debris, but they’ll need to be replaced about every three months to guarantee efficiency. Clogs in the filters can block air from flowing and prevent your system from warming your home. If you find that the heat’s not working in your house, this could be the cause.

Inspect Your Pilot Light

In older heaters, a common problem is a malfunctioning pilot light. Troubleshoot this issue by inspecting this component regularly. If you notice an issue, you can try relighting the pilot light. However, if it continues to go out, it’s best to consult a professional as this can indicate more serious problems, such as a gas leak.

When To Call For Professional Heater Repair

While some heater issues can be resolved with simple troubleshooting, others require the help of a professional.

If you’ve tried taking steps to solve the problem, but your system still isn’t working, it’s time to call in the experts. At Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we’re here to address any complex issues your system may face! Here are the advantages of working with our team:

  • Thorough service — Our team is trained to identify issues and their causes. We provide efficient and thorough inspections that make sure the root of the issue is addressed.
  • Peace of mind — When it comes to the complexities of your heater, we know how to navigate them! You can trust us to handle electrical and mechanical components properly.
  • Emergency solutions — If your unit has problems that put your comfort at risk, we can help day or night! Hueytown homeowners can contact us 24/7. We’ll address your concerns and send our next available technician.

Local expertise is invaluable when it comes to addressing Hueytown’s climate challenges and furnace concerns. When DIY efforts aren’t working, we provide tailored solutions for your system.

Stay Warm And Comfortable In Hueytown

Understanding and maintaining your heating system is vital for Hueytown residents. Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to assist you with any heat-related issues you may encounter.

Don’t wait until your heater is completely out of service. Schedule a maintenance check with our experienced team to ensure your system is ready to keep you warm during the cold season. Stay warm and comfortable, Hueytown!

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