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What Do I Do When My Heater Stops Working?

January 27, 2023 | Blog

If your heating system won’t turn on, no need to panic. No matter what kind of heater you have, it’s a common problem for your heater to suddenly stop working. Luckily, there are some easy at-home solutions that homeowners can try before contacting their local services for heater repair. Air Tech of Pasadena wants to share DIY troubleshooting tips for homeowners so you can get your unit up and running again.

Check Your Heater Filter

Your unit may have shut down if you have a dirty heater filter. If there is debris buildup in your furnace, it will keep hot air trapped in your system. Your system may shut down because it overheated or overworked trying to pump air through the debris. Remember to change your filter to avoid your furnace increasing your utility bills and damaging the rest of your unit.

Your filters should be changed every 1-3 months to prevent any damage. Check where your filters are located and change them out if your heater has stopped working. Contact a heater specialist on our team if you need help changing out your filters.

Check Your Thermostat Settings

Your thermostat controls how much heat your furnace will generate. If your thermostat has any issues with its program, it won’t send your heater the signal to start up. Here are some steps you can take to check if your thermostat is working efficiently:

  • First, make sure that your thermostat is set to heat.
  • Next, set your temperature to a higher degree.
  • Wait a few minutes to see if your heating system kicks back on.
  • Turn the system off and check the wires in your thermostat for any splices or cuts.
  • Carefully repair any cuts in your wires with electrical tape and see if that solves the problem.
  • If your heater still doesn’t turn on, replace your thermostat’s battery.

If after these steps your system still doesn’t turn on, contact a heater technician on our team.

Check Your Fuse Box

If your electrical breakers have been tripped, your heating system might not be getting power. You can reset the tripped breaker to see if that solves the problem.

If the system still hasn’t turned on or the breaker continues to trip, your heater may have activated a safety feature. These safety features make sure your system turns off when it senses too much heat in your system. They help prevent house fires and other dangerous situations. These include:

  • A furnace safety switch
  • A vent safety switch
  • A thermocouple
  • A flame sensor

These devices help keep you and your family safe, but they can also be worn out over time. Reach out to Air Tech of Pasadena for professional heater repairs.

How You Can Get Heating Services In Pasadena

If you would rather have a trusted professional look at your heating unit, Air Tech of Pasadena can help. We provide Pasadena furnace repairs for new and returning clients who are having any problems with their units, especially during the winter season. Contact us to schedule your service today!

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