HeatingWhat to Do If Your Heater Stops Heating

While our winter weather around here may not be quite as intense as in other parts of the country, the fact of the matter is that nobody wants to deal with a  broken down heater in the middle of winter. Routine heating maintenance will help to keep your heater in Snohomish, WA working as efficiently and reliably as possible. However, there is no way to guarantee that you’ll never run into problems.

If your heater suddenly stops putting out heat, it’s understandable that you might go into panic mode. There are a few things that you may want to check before you call in for emergency repairs, though. They’re best case scenarios, but very real possibilities.

Always Double Check the Thermostat

You really don’t want to call a heating technician out to your house just to show you that the thermostat is set incorrectly. It’s an easy mistake to make, though, especially if you have a new thermostat that you are not really familiar with. Double check to ensure that you have a weather-appropriate temperature set, that your heat pump is actually in heating mode, or that you don’t have the system in a fan-only mode.

Check Your Air Filter While You’re At It

You may not think immediately think of your air filter when your furnace or heat pump suddenly shuts down, but it is very possible that changing the filter could be a simple solution for resolving this alarming problem. You see, when a filter is very dirty, it can seriously restrict airflow. When that happens, it is possible for the system to overheat. When that happens, the system will shut down to avoid damages.

Is the Breaker Tripped?

Sometimes, the flip of a switch is all that is needed to get a malfunctioning heater back online. We should note that you should not be resetting the circuit that your heater is on very frequently. If it is a very common problem, there could be something serious going on with the electrical system. However, if resetting the circuit seems to fix the problem, no further action should be necessary.

Schedule your heating services with the professionals at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.


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