It can be incredibly frustrating to have your heating system stop working in the middle of winter. Before you call for heating repairs, though, there are a few things that you should do first. Your heating system may not actually be malfunctioning at all. Even if it is, doing some preliminary checking can identify the problem faster, so your technician can get right to repairing it when they arrive. Here are a few things that you should check before you call your HVAC technician.
There’s often a heavier load on the home’s power grid during the winter, which means a greater chance for a fuse to burn out or a breaker to trip. Before you have a professional come out to examine your system, check the breaker box. It could simply be that the system tripped the circuit and needs to be reset. Now, if the heater continues to trip the circuit, then you may have a more serious problem that needs professional help.
The thermostat is the core of every climate control system. If the thermostat is malfunctioning, or otherwise impaired, the heating system will not be able to operate properly, either. Check the thermostat to make sure that everything is set properly. You would be amazed at how many “heating issues” are actually just someone setting the thermostat and forgetting to tell the other members of the house. If the thermostat appears to be fine, and the heating system still isn’t working properly, then you should probably call for repairs.
Bell Plumbing and Heating offers heating repairs of all kinds throughout Denver, CO. If you need a heating system installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that your home stays warm and comfortable throughout the winter.