When Your Heat Stops Working: A Guide by Temp Control Heating & Air Conditioning

It’s a cold winter day, and suddenly, your heating system decides to take a break. Not exactly the kind of chill you wanted, right? Before you wrap yourself in blankets or consider moving to a warmer climate, Temp Control Heating & Air Conditioning guides you through what to do if your heat stops working.

Step 1: Don’t Panic

First and foremost, stay calm. Several common issues can cause a heating system to stop working; many are fixable without professional help.

Step 2: Check Your Thermostat

This might seem obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Ensure your thermostat is set to “heat” and the temperature is set higher than the current room temperature. If your thermostat is programmable, ensure it’s on the correct setting. Sometimes, simply replacing the batteries can resolve the issue.

Step 3: Inspect Your Furnace or Heat Pump

  • Power Supply: Ensure the furnace or heat pump is receiving power. Check your circuit breakers or fuse box to see if anything has tripped.
  • Pilot Light: Check the pilot light if you have a gas furnace. If it’s out, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to relight it.
  • Filters: Dirty filters can restrict airflow and impact the efficiency of your heating system. Check and replace them if necessary.

Step 4: Check Air Vents and Ducts

Make sure all air vents are open and unblocked. Furniture, curtains, or rugs covering vents can obstruct airflow. Also, inspect visible ductwork for any signs of leaks or damage.

Step 5: Look at the Air Handler

If you have a buzzing sound from your air handler, as mentioned in some cases, this could indicate an electrical issue. It’s advisable to consult a professional in such situations.

Step 6: When to Call a Professional

If you’ve gone through these steps and your heating system is still not working, it’s time to call in the experts. Here are some signs that professional help is needed:

  • Unusual Noises: Clanking, banging, or whistling sounds from your heating system.
  • Frequent Cycling: If your heater turns on and off more frequently than usual.
  • No Warm Air: If your system is running but not producing warm air.

Why Call Temp Control Heating & Air Conditioning?

Located in Woodbridge, NJ, Temp Control Heating & Air Conditioning offers reliable and prompt heating repair services. Our team of certified technicians is equipped to diagnose and fix your heating issues, ensuring your home stays warm and comfortable.

In Conclusion

Remember, regular maintenance can prevent many of these issues. Scheduling regular check-ups with Temp Control Heating & Air Conditioning can help keep your system in top working order and prevent unexpected breakdowns.

If your heat stops working, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to ensure you stay warm this winter!