How To: Repairing a Broken Heater
When the cold of winter hits, the last thing you want to discover is a broken heater. Some issues are smaller than others, and that’s when it’s possible for homeowners to fix the issues on their own. However, when the issues are much bigger than expected, calling a professional heating technician is the most effective way to getting the repairs you need to get everything up and running again. For some smaller issues, here are some tips on repairing a broken heater.
1. Proper Maintenance
Performing proper maintenance is an important process towards keeping your systems running as smooth as possible. If you perform proper maintenance such as checking for dirt and dust, cleaning fan blades, and vacuuming around the blower can help prevent any issues.
2. Identify the Problem
The first thing you want to do when fixing a broken heater is to determine exactly what’s wrong with your system. When you find what’s wrong, it can give you a better idea of whether or not you can fix it or if you need a professional to come out and help. For smaller problems, continue on. For bigger issues, call a heating technician.
3. Heater Not Providing Enough Heat
Make sure there is nothing like dust blocking the flow of the heat. In some cases, it may be your thermostat having issues and you may want to replace that with a newer, better functioning one. This ensures that the correct temperature is being reached when you need it. Check filters and vents as well, as dirt in these areas can block the warm air from flowing through.
4. Heater Not Working At All
Simple fixes may include ensuring the power is turned on and the circuit breaker is working correctly. If the heater overloaded, the motor may need a reset. For gas furnaces, check to ensure the pilot light is on and the gas valve is open correctly.
When you have bigger issues, our team at Horizon Services can help. Our professional heating technicians work hard to ensure everything is working correctly. Since 1989, we have been the trusted company to get our customers’ homes working right. We are committed to complete satisfaction, going above and beyond to be the best in the industry.
Call us today to schedule your service.