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We always advise calling an expert to fix heating systems for safety and security and peace of mind. However there are some obvious fixes you can do on your own even before you call us that might get your heat back on.

Start by checking your thermostat. The thermostat must be toggled to “heat” and “on”. If it is a battery-powered thermostat, change the batteries if you have not replaced them in the past 12 months. If you have a programmable thermostat, check the date and time is programmed to be “on” right now.

Have you checked the circuit breaker for your boiler/heating equipment to make certain it hasn’t tripped off? You can shut off the breaker and inspect the fuse if the breaker was “on”. You can also turn the switch on and off to ensure the button remains in the ON position. If it does not remain on, you have an electrical trouble with the circuit.

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Gas and Oil HVAC Repair

If you have a gas or oil furnace, you have a fuel supply line that is going to your unit. This supply line has a shut off valve nearby. You can check to see if somehow over the summer season the gas/oil supply line to your furnace was accidentally turned off. The basic fix for this is to open the gas/oil supply line.

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No or limited air flow leading to no heat might be the result of a blocked air filter. To inspect your Bergenfield filter, hold it up to the light. If you can not see light coming through, the filter is blocked and you need to change the filter. It is a good idea to get 2 filters and change your filter two times a year, once in springtime and once in autumn. Bear in mind that these air filters are engineered for one-way air flow. Make sure the filter is put the right air flow direction.

Your heating equipment’s burners can get clogged or obstructed and because of this, your heater is fouled with debris and this needs to be looked after right away. A certain indicator of burner contamination is if the flames are yellow, not continually blue and even. Over the summer, dust and residue can build up on the heaters and a yearly upkeep cleaning is all it requires to keep your burners working efficiently.

Many types of heating equipment have electric ignitions and these can malfunction. A quick solution is to turn the unit's power off and on to reset the ignition. If this doesn’t work, it might be a sign that there is something else causing the pilot to not work properly. This might be a damaged heating element, and if so, you need to have a qualified service specialist review the heating element to inspect if it is split or otherwise compromised.

What happens if you find your heater isn’t blowing air whatsoever? This might be an issue with the thermostat, blower electric motor, transformer, control panel or capacitor. At first look, ensure that the blower isn’t blocked at all. After that, if you have actually checked the thermostat and it is adjusted correctly, a service technician must have a look at the various other possible reasons provided previously for problems and perhaps replacing of that component.

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Your heating unit has a control appropriately named a limit switch. A breakdown with this switch may make the blower run constantly, even if your thermostat is toggled to “auto”. Determining if the issue is with the thermostat or limit switch is quite simple. The limit switch is a fail safe type of swtich: if the unit gets too warm, the heating element turns off automatically when it receives a signal from the limit switch. If the blower still runs constantly, yet there is no heat, the high limit switch may be to blame and your a/c service technician will certainly change the switch.

Did you know that your heater's door has a safety switch? The access panel is wired to ensure that when the door is open, the burners will not light and the blower fan can not switch on. Check your access door to make certain that it is completely closed if your furnace is not switching on.

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One thing that you don’t need to attempt and fix yourself is a gas leak. If you smell gas from your heating unit or anywhere around it, please call a certified hvac repair firm quickly. Your equipment might not be working as a result of a leak such as this and the most effective thing you can do for the safety and security of your household and your home is to hire a certified specialist to repair the leak as soon as possible. We can take your call 24/7/365.

HVAC Maintenance and Tune Up

Older residences commonly vented their heating units through the roofing. Newer high efficiency heating systems have air intake and discharge vents that vent horizontally to the outside via the walls of your house. These vent pipes can become obstructed with leaves or other debris which can impede their efficiency. If you have protective testing covering these air outlets, ensure that they are not entirely blocked with dirt which is keeping air from entering or leaving the system.

A twice yearly examination of your heating equipment and central air system will make certain that the very first cold wave will not leave you stuck inside a chilly home come Autumn or a sweltering residence on the first 90 degree day in the springtime. Routine upkeep is the answer to getting your furnace in great working order so that when you need it, it is ready to provide the performance you require.

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For repair work, upkeep and good workmanship for your heating system, please call us to deal with your HVAC problems. We’re available 24/7 and welcome the opportunity to help you get your equipment functioning properly again.

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