When you own a heating system, it is good to have some basic knowledge about its working. Like many others in this time DIY projects have become very popular. Hence, if you want to troubleshoot your heater, we have got you covered.
Here is a list of a few steps you can take to help you solve the general heater problems without needing professional assistance. But if, even after following the given steps, the problem with your heater continues, then be sure to contact furnace inspection, Severna Park.
Check If the Thermostat is Working
Well, it may sound like an extremely basic thing, but in many cases, the thermostat is the reason why your heater is not working. If a battery powers your thermostat, it is possible that the reason behind your thermostat not responding; is a dead battery. You can replace the old battery with a new one, and your problem will be solved.
Check Your Thermostat Settings
Your heater may not be working because someone might have accidentally changed the thermostat settings, or a glitch in the thermostat might have reset it. So, it is better to look at your thermostat settings and make sure it has been set to HEAT before picking up the phone and calling a professional.
Change The Filter
A dirty air filter is the root cause of many problems with HVAC systems. And thus, you need to change or clean it regularly. When dust and dirt have clogged the filters, your furnace becomes less efficient, and the heat exchanger shuts off quickly and overheats. However, it is not a difficult task to change the air filters. You can easily do it yourself. Your owner’s manual is also there to guide you in any confusion.
Check The Gas Valve
If you have a gas-powered furnace and your heater is not working, first, check the gas valve. And if you find the lever perpendicular to the gas pipe, it means that the valve is closed. And to open the gas valve, you will need to turn the lever and it parallel to the gas pipe. It will allow the gas to flow into the furnace.
Check The Circuit Breakers
Whether you have a gas-based heating system or an oil-based heating system, it will need electricity for operating. So if your heater is not working, check the circuit breaker panel of your home and check for any tripped circuit breakers, and if you find one, reset it.
Check The Exhaust Vents
The leaves or debris may have blocked your intake or exhaust vents, or if you live in heavy snowfall areas, ice may have clogged your pipes. Then removing and clearing all the leaves, debris and snow might help your heater retain its initial heating ability.
For more detailed information about furnace repair Severna Park, reach out to us on our website and schedule an appointment. We also provide a briefing on financing, do not hesitate to call us. We look forward to hearing from you.