Simple Heating Fixes

Has your heat stopped working? Although most heating problems aren’t so DIY-friendly, there might be a few matters you can take into your own hands. Before calling a professional, you might want to consider these four simple fixes:

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Change the filter. When your furnace stops working, your furnace might be the culprit. First see if the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. If your heat has been overworked or you know it’s been months since your filter has been changed, make that a priority. But of course when you’re in doubt about how to change the filter, be safe by giving your HVAC tech a call.

Check the thermostat. Sometimes your heat can fail on you simply because your thermostat isn’t working. In this case, check the power source, as you could have a blown fuse or dead batteries. Your thermostat may also need to be dusted off. However, if the problem persists, it might be time to replace your thermostat.

Keep heating elements clear. If your furnace is working but your home still isn’t heating up, check your vents and radiators. When your furniture is set too close to them, your heat won’t have enough room to circulate throughout your home. Not to mention, furniture placed too close to your heating elements can be a fire hazard.

Change batteries. Do you have a mini split heating system? If so, your heat might not be working due to the remote. Before you suspect a worse problem, check the batteries in your remote and try changing them first.

If all else fails, call a licensed HVAC professional to come fix the problem. At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we carry the highest level of insurance available to meet all residential, commercial, and industrial requirements. To learn more about how we can help you with your heating needs this winter, give us a call at 630-621-9419 or visit us on the web.

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