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The first indication of a heating equipment trouble is that first chilly day when your heating activates and there is no heat. You recall that it worked fine the last time it turned on in April, what could have taken place over the summer season and autumn?

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We usually advise calling a professional to repair heating systems for safety and peace of mind. But there are some obvious fixes you can do yourself even before you call us that may turn your heat back on.

Begin by checking your thermostat. The thermostat ought to be toggled to “heat” and “on”. If it is a battery-powered thermostat, switch out the batteries if you have not changed them in the last year. If you have a programmable thermostat, check the day and time is set to be “on” right now.

Have you checked the circuit breaker for your boiler/heating equipment to make sure it hasn’t tripped off? You can switch off the breaker and inspect the fuse if the breaker was “on”. You can also toggle the switch on and off to make certain the switch remains in the ON placement. If it doesn’t stay on, you have an electric problem with the circuit.

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No or limited air circulation leading to no heat may be the outcome of a clogged air filter. To inspect your Bergenfield’s filter, hold it up to the light. If you can’t see light coming through, the filter is blocked and you need to change the filter. It is a good suggestion to get two filters and switch out your filter two times a year, once in the spring and once in autumn. Remember that these air filters are crafted for one-way air flow. Make certain the filter is inserted the right direction.

Your heating equipment’s burners can become blocked or obstructed and consequently, your heater is fouled with debris and this must be looked after right now. A sure indication of burner contamination is if the burner flames are yellow, not continually blue and even. Over the summer season, dust and soot can build up on the heaters and an annual upkeep cleaning is all it requires to keep your heater's burners working effectively.

Many heating systems have electronic ignitions and these can malfunction. A fast solution is to turn the unit's power on and off to reset the ignition. If this doesn’t work, it might be a sign that there is something else causing the pilot to not function properly. This might be a cracked burner, and if so, you need to have a certified service technician look at the heating element to inspect if it is cracked or otherwise rendered unusable.

What happens if you discover your heater isn’t blowing air whatsoever? This might be a problem with the thermostat, blower motor, transformer, control board or capacitor. First ensure that the blower isn’t blocked in any way. Then, if you have checked the thermostat and it is set properly, a specialist should take a look at the other reasons listed previously for issues and perhaps replacement of that part.

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Your heating unit has a control called a limit switch. A malfunction with this switch might cause the blower to run all the time, even though your thermostat is toggled to “auto”. Identifying 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 shuts off immediately when it receives a signal from the limit switch. If the blower still runs constantly, yet there is no heat, the high limit switch might be to blame and your a/c specialist will change the switch.

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

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If you have a gas or oil furnace, you have a gas or oil supply line that is running to your unit. This supply line has a shut off valve close by. You can check to see if somehow over the summer season the fuel supply line to your furnace was unintentionally closed. The easy repair for this is to open up the gas/oil supply line.

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One thing that you don’t need to try and fix on your own is a gas leakage. If you smell gas from your heating unit or anywhere around it, please call a certified hvac repair service firm instantly. Your equipment might not be working because of a leakage such as this and the most effective course of action you can do for the safety and security of your household and your house is to hire a qualified contractor to repair the leak right away. We can take your call 24/7/365.

Older residences generally vented their heating units up and thru the roof. 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 come to be blocked with leaves or various other debris which can hinder their efficiency. If you have safety testing covering these air outlets, make sure that they are not totally blocked with dirt which is keeping air from getting into or leaving the system.

A twice annual appointment of your heating equipment and central air system will ensure that the first cold wave will not leave you stuck inside a chilly home come Fall or a blistering house on the first 90 plus degree day in the spring. Regular upkeep is the answer to keeping your furnace in great working order to ensure that when you need it, it prepared to supply the performance you need.

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For repair services, upkeep and excellent workmanship for your heating equipment, please call us to deal with your HVAC issues. We’re here 24/7 and welcome the chance to help you get your equipment working correctly once again.

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