What To Do When Your Heating Is Not Working

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If you’re experiencing issues with your heating system, don’t worry. You can try troubleshooting the problem before calling a professional heater service company like Platinum Air Conditioning Inc in Los Angeles, CA. However, if these steps don’t fix the issue, it’s time to contact one of our qualified technicians for assistance. They will be able to diagnose and repair any issues with your system to get your heat back on.

Here are troubleshooting steps you can take to fix your heater:

  • Check your thermostat
    Make sure the calibrated thermostat is set to “heat” mode and not “cool” or “off.” If it is set to “cool” or “off,” simply switch it to “heat.” This might seem like a no-brainer, but it is the first step you should take when troubleshooting your heating system.
  • Check your furnace
    If your thermostat is set to “heat” and your furnace is not running, check to see if the pilot light is lit. If it is not lit, you will need to relight it. Once the pilot light is lit, try turning on your furnace again. If it still does not turn on, you may need to reset the breaker or contact one of our professionals for assistance.
  • Check for air leaks
    Another common reason for heating systems not working properly is air leaks. Ensure all doors and windows in your home are properly sealed, so there are no gaps or cracks around them. If you have an attic or basement, go into those areas and check for any air leaks. You can seal most air leaks with caulk or weatherstripping.
  • Check your ductwork
    If your heating system is running but not providing enough heat, your ductwork may have a problem. Leaky or disconnected ducts can prevent heated air from reaching your living space. Inspect your ductwork for any signs of damage or disconnection. If you find a problem, you need to hire one of our qualified professionals to repair or replace the damaged ductwork.
  • Check for obstruction in your furnace’s airflow
    If the furnace is on and circulating air, but you’re not getting heat – check the furnace filter and replace it if necessary. Additionally, something may be blocking airflow from the furnace to the vents. Check all furniture and appliances around the furnace for potential obstruction.
  • Check for odors
    If you notice strange odors coming from your furnace, it could be a sign of a gas leak. If you smell gas, open all the doors and windows to ventilate the area and then leave the house immediately. Do not turn on any lights or appliances, as this could create a spark that ignites the gas. Once you are safely outside, call your gas company and do not re-enter the home until they have determined it is safe to do so.

These are a few things you can do if your heating system is not working properly. If you have tried all these steps and your furnace still is not working, contact a professional HVAC company like Platinum Air Conditioning Inc for help. Our experienced technicians will be able to diagnose and fix the problem quickly so you can get back to being cozy and warm in your home. Contact us at (818) 464-4292 to schedule furnace repair in Beverly Hills, CA!