When the temperatures outside start to drop, it’s nice to know that your home will remain warm and comfortable thanks to your HVAC system. If, however, your heater stops working, you’ll need to get it back up and operational as quickly as possible. Fortunately, many HVAC problems can be fixed quickly and easily without even needing to call a professional. If your heat has gone out, try the following simple heater repair options to see if they will work for you.
Check the Thermostat
While this may be obvious, the last thing you want to do is pay for a service call for something as simple as an improperly set thermostat or a thermostat with dead batteries. Take a look to make sure your temperature is set properly and that it is working correctly.
Check Your Circuit Breakers
Your HVAC system needs to have electricity to turn on and run. If you have a tripped circuit breaker in your home, your heat will not work. Circuit breakers can trip due to a power surge to the home, or due to an issue with the HVAC system (or other components on the same circuit). If you find your circuit breakers are tripping regularly, you will want to have them inspected as soon as possible to ensure you don’t have a bigger problem.
Check Your Air Filter
If you haven’t changed your HVAC’s filtering system in a while, that may be the problem. Your HVAC needs to be able to pull air through that filter in order to heat the house. Modern HVACs have sensors to detect when airflow is limited in order to avoid damage or prevent a fire hazard from occurring. Whether this is the cause of the problem or not, you should always change your filter on a regular basis.
Check Your HVAC Status Light
Almost all modern HVAC systems are able to detect a variety of different problems and shut down if they exist. When this happens, a status light that is typically located on the main circuit board will start flashing. You can look up what the problem is in your HVAC system’s owner’s manual by counting how many times the light flashes. The owner’s manual will often tell you if it is something you can easily fix on your own, or if you need to call a professional.
We are Here for You
If you can’t get your heater up and working using these simple tips, it’s likely that you’ll end up searching for “best HVAC repair near me”. Fortunately, Mansfield Sales & Service is here to help. Our team of experienced HVAC professionals provide service throughout Southport, NC and the surrounding area, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (910) 278-9669.