At Royal Class Service, our team of experienced HVAC professionals is committed to providing outstanding service for customers throughout the greater Hudson Valley area. For more than 20 years, we have been using our extensive knowledge of plumbing and HVAC systems to deliver high-quality workmanship for every job we take on. We understand how important it is to maintain a comfortable home for your family. That is why we wanted to give you a few simple solutions to common issues people encounter with heaters. Keep reading to find out what you should do if your heater is giving you a hard time this winter.
Check the Thermostat
The first thing you should do if your heater isn’t turning on is to check the thermostat. Make sure the thermostat is set in the “heat” position and then try to turn it on again. You should also change the batteries, even if you think the old ones are still working fine.
Check the Temperature Setting
The temperature setting on the thermostat needs to be set above the indoor temperature that appears on the display.
Check the Power Source
Although this might seem obvious, our professionals at Royal Class Service often get calls from customers regarding broken heaters that are actually just not getting the electricity they need to run. Check to make sure there is power going to your furnace. Check the electrical panel in your home and set the correct circuit breaker for the heater to the “On” position. You should also check the Emergency switches. Sometimes there is more than one if your heating unit is located in the basement.
There are time delays in our electronic devices now to protect equipment from rapid change over between modes. Try walking away for a few moments and allow up to 10 minutes to pass before getting nervous about the situation. A delay is used to protect your heating and cooling equipment from coming on too quickly (known as short-cycling), which can cause damage.
Check the Filter
If your furnace is a forced-air system, you may need to replace the filter to make it run efficiently. If you see a blinking light or code on your heating unit, write down this information before you reset the power in case you need to call a technician.
Call Today to Schedule Fast Reliable Service
If you try the solutions we discussed above but you still have issues with your heater, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at Royal Class Service. We will gladly take a look at your unit and determine a solution to your problem.