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How to Troubleshoot Common Heating Problems

Want to try to DIY when your heating and air conditioning system is on the blink?

Homeowner Discussing Heating Problems with Service Technician

We rely so heavily on our heating and air conditioning systems, that when they’re out of whack it can affect everything we do. Think you can fix it yourself? Maybe! The best way to find out is to try some simple troubleshooting tips for common heating problems. Consider these tips to get you started:

Not Enough Heat?

If your furnace isn’t keeping your house warm enough there is a common cause: the air filter. This is an easy troubleshooting step. Take out the air filter and see if it’s dirty. If it’s clogged with dirt and dust, it’s going to prevent proper airflow, which will cause reduced heating.

No Heat at All?

If your heating system isn’t producing any heat at all there are a few things you should check. First, check the thermostat. It’s possible it got reset or set improperly to a temperature that is too low.

Second, check the pilot light if you have a gas furnace. If the pilot light is out, your furnace won’t be able to light and produce heat. Third, check the breaker to be sure no fuses have blown. If your system isn’t getting proper power, it can’t heat your home.

Furnace Running Constantly?

If your furnace is running constantly, it could be a couple of issues. If your thermostat fan is set to “on” instead of “auto” the fan in the system will run constantly making it seem as though the furnace is running, even when warm air is not blowing. If this isn’t the cause, another thing to check is the fan control switch on the unit. If it’s faulty, it could need replacement.

Sometimes you can fix common heating problems with a little simple troubleshooting. When you can’t repair heating and air conditioning problems on your own, you can count on the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling by calling 336-768-2703 or by clicking here.

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