Central heating problems in Boulder City, Nevada can be an inconvenience at best, and dangerous at worst. It’s one thing if you don’t have hot water for a shower in the summertime. It’s quite another when you don’t have heat in your house in the winter.
What follows is a list of tips to help you troubleshoot your problem and perhaps even fix it. However, if you try these suggestions and your system still isn’t back up and running, our technicians at Ambient Edge can help. We can take a look at your system and give you an estimate for efficient work that will restore the heat in your home. Give us a call at 888-628-5890 to set up a service appointment. Call us anytime, day or night. We’re open 24/7 to provide you with the best service when you need it most.
Lack of Power
Fixing your central heating depends entirely on what the problem is. If your central heating system isn’t turning on, it may be because it isn’t getting enough power. If you reset your breaker or gas valve and it still isn’t working, then it’s time to call in a professional. You don’t want to be attempting to fix an electrical problem yourself if you aren’t trained to do so.
While you’re in your breaker box, double-check it for burnt or blown fuses. You should also check the door on your furnace to ensure it is completely closed. This is because a switch on the inside of the door will shut off the power as a safety measure if it senses the door is not fully closed.
Heat Won’t Turn Off
If, however, you have the opposite problem – the heat won’t shut off – this may either be an issue with the thermostat or the blower on your furnace. Check to see that your thermostat is set to “auto,” rather than “on,” and make sure everything is hooked up correctly. Reset the thermostat to factory settings and try running the central heating again. If that doesn’t work, you may need a new thermostat.
If the problem isn’t the thermostat, it may be the furnace blower. The best way to tell is to replace your thermostat, then realize the thermostat wasn’t the problem at all, because the problem persists despite there being a new thermostat in place. If this is the case, call an HVAC professional right away.
If warm air seems to be filtering throughout your home, and yet everyone is still cold, it may be that you have a leak somewhere in your ducts. Check the ducts for any sections that are either drafty or overly warm. They can wear out over time or become damaged if you recently underwent renovations. Call a professional and make a note of the trouble spots so you can point them out to the technician.
If, however, certain rooms are warm and others are cold, this may still be a duct problem. If not, it could also be a dirty filter. Check your filters and change them if necessary.
If your heating system is operating just fine but is blowing out cold air instead of hot, the reason for this may be that your thermostat is set to the wrong setting. If you check the thermostat and it’s on the correct setting, then the issue could be:
- A lack of fuel
- A dirty air filter
- A leaky duct
- An issue with the pilot light
If you’ve changed your filter, checked for leaks, your pilot light is lit, and your furnace has enough fuel, then it’s time to call the professionals to come and take a look.
While the technician is there, you may want to consider signing up for a preventive maintenance contract. With a preventive maintenance contract, a technician will visit your home twice a year to check for these very issues so that he can fix them right away and keep your central heating operating at full power. Not only does this save you money, but it also adds years of efficient performance to your heating system.
Central Heating Not Working? Ambient Edge Can Help!
When your central heating isn’t working, it’s important to get it fixed right away. While it may be tempting to try to fix it yourself to save money, there are some problems that you should entrust to a professional for the sake of your own safety.
If you need help with your central heating system, fill out our contact form (for non-emergencies) or give us a call at 888-628-5890 to set up a service call. We pride ourselves on the 100% satisfaction guarantee we promise to our customers, and you will never find hidden fees on our bill. Call now and let us help you!