While the daytime temperatures in Belmont, North Carolina, have lingered in the mild 60s leading up to the holiday season, you’ve likely already turned your heater on at night. Have you performed maintenance on your furnace before turning it on, though? If not, you might need one of these common emergency heating repairs during the holidays:
Repair a Heater That Blows Cold Air
If your furnace is running but blowing cold air, check your thermostat to ensure it’s set to your desired temperature. Try turning it up to test if it’ll start blowing warm air. Also, make sure the thermostat is set to ‘auto’ and not ‘fan’ – your fan won’t blow heat when it’s operating. If the problem isn’t the thermostat, it might be one of the following issues:
- Dirty filter
- Low on fuel
- Leaking ductwork
- Unlit pilot light
Repair a Heater That Isn’t Staying Lit
If you have a newer furnace, it might not have a pilot light. Instead, it likely has an electric ignition that has a flame system that ensures gas isn’t flowing without the heater on. In some cases, the sensors become dirty and you need to replace them. If the pilot light in your older furnace is yellow, flickering or not coming on, seek professional help.
Repair a Heater That Won’t Turn Off
Freezing because your heating system isn’t turning on is a major problem during the winter. So is a furnace that won’t stop operating and blowing warm air. Check your thermostat first, making sure it’s set properly. If your heating system still won’t stop operating, your thermostat is either broken, wired incorrectly or you have a malfunctioning furnace blower.
Don’t set your heating system up for failure this holiday season. To schedule furnace maintenance and avoid an emergency heating repair at the worst possible time, contact Steve Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 704-810-0773.
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