Winter has officially reached south Florida! And with the chilly weather (that to native Floridians can feel downright cold), it’s important that your heater is running well—especially at night. If your heating system isn’t function properly or running as well as it should be, there are a few things you can check before calling in the professionals.
First, check your thermostat. Though it might seem obvious, this is sometimes the issue and a super easy fix. If you don’t live alone, others in the house may have changed the settings without telling you. Once you’ve verified that the thermostat is set correctly but still not warming up your home properly, then the problem lies elsewhere.
The next place to check is the circuit breaker. If you’re lucky, the solution could be as easy as resetting the breaker. So be sure to check that it’s turned on and hasn’t tripped or turned off purposefully. If the circuit continues to trip, this indicates an electrical problem rather than an HVAC issue and an electrician will need to be called in.
One last place to check in older, combustion systems is that the pilot light is lit. Many times, a malfunctioning heater is simply the result of an unlit pilot light. If this is the case, the solution is to simply relight it. However, if your pilot light continues to blow out, your system may have an issue with its thermocouple.
If you’ve checked these potential solutions and your heater is still not functioning properly, contact American Air Cares today to schedule an appointment to get you warmed up fast.