Now that the fall months are over and winter is upon us, it is time for homeowners to take necessary steps to convert their cooling system to their heating system for the cold weather months ahead. It is important to ensure that your heating system is functioning properly in advance of the onset of severe cold temperatures. With that said, the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling wants to remind our valued clients to ensure that your heating system is up and running properly. If you find, however, that your system is not functioning or operating at all, calling the professionals is your best option. However, there are a few simple steps you can take to troubleshoot a nonfunctioning heating system and our team is here to share those tips with you.
By engaging in these troubleshooting techniques first, you may find that the fix is somewhat simple. If, after executing these simple tasks, you are still faced with a heating system problem, then reach out to our highly skilled team of HVAC specialists and we’ll be sure to resolve the problem quickly.
Practical and Simple Troubleshooting Tips
Believe it or not, many times when people are faced with a heating system that is not operating, the source of the problem is both simple and practical. Let’s talk about a couple of troubleshooting ideas now.
- Ensure that your heat is set to the “on” position – One of the very first things that individuals should do if they find that their heating system is not working is to check the thermostat. You want to be sure that the thermostat is set to the heat setting and that the temperature is set above the current temperature reading in your home. If your thermostat is off or even set to the cooling setting, then surely your heat cannot kick on. If this is the case, simply switch the setting to the heat position and your problem will be solved.
- Check to see that the gas valve is on – Your heating system is unable to produce any heat if the gas valve in your home is off. This valve is typically on at all times, but in some cases can be turned off in the warmer months. With that said, if you find yourself with no heat, then take a moment to check your gas valve and ensure that it is on.
- Make sure to replace the filter – If your heating system is not functioning properly and sometimes when it is not operating at all, the source of the problem could be as simple as replacing the filter. If your system is not getting adequate air flow it cannot function properly or efficiently. If the current filter is extremely old or is covered with debris, dirt, dust and other pollutants, the heated air is unable to pass through the filter properly and into your living space. When you replace the old filter with a new clean filter the air flow will be enhanced and the heat again distributed throughout your living space.
There You Have It
If you take note of the simple fixes above and find yourself still faced with a nonfunctioning heating system then we are the team for you. Our team of dedicated professionals is steadfast in their commitment to provide our clients with only the highest quality HVAC products and services and stands ready to meet your every heating needs. For all your heating service needs look to the pros here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling where our clients and their comfort are always our number one priority! From our family to yours, have a safe, warm and Happy Thanksgiving Day!