Four Common Issues that Require Heater Repair

January 19, 2022

One of the most essential pieces of equipment that can be found in a home is a heater. A well-functioning heater can ensure a comfortable environment within a home, especially during colder weather days. 

Unfortunately, heaters aren’t infallible and can run into issues if not properly maintained. These issues, more often than not, are performance-related. 

Heater Doesn’t Turn Off 

If you find yourself unable to turn off your heater, there’s a chance that something is wrong with your thermostat. Give your thermostat a quick look and verify it is set to auto. 

If so, remove your thermostat and examine its wiring for any damage. Every wire should be neatly and tightly connected. If there appears to be damage to your wires, it’s best to leave it in the hands of heating repair professionals who have experience handling these matters.

Heater Blows Cold Air

There’s nothing worse than turning on your heater on a frigid day, only for it to blast cold air throughout your home. There are several possible explanations as to why this may occur: 

  • Unclean Air Filters: Dirty air filters can disrupt airflow and cause several problems for a heater. To avoid this, change your filters every 30 to 90 days, depending on how quickly they become unclean. 
  • Clogged Condensate Line: Some HVAC units have condensate lines that help funnel condensation away from them. Condensate lines can cause issues for your heater when they become clogged and prevent ignition from occurring. This will lead to cold air from your heater.
  • Malfunctioning Thermostat: A thermostat that is not working as it should could be why your heater is blowing cold air. Take a look at your thermostat to see if it is functioning properly and that its batteries are still good to go. While examining your thermostat, be sure to clean it of any dirt or dust that it has collected as they could tamper with performance. 
  • Leaking Air Ducts: Air can escape from your air ducts if they are structurally compromised. Holes in your air ducts caused by wear and tear or pests can lead to your heater blowing cold air. If you suspect that your air ducts may be compromised, contact a professional HVAC contractor for an assessment. 

Poor Heating

Heaters that exhibit poor heating could have a clogged air filter or are simply the wrong size for your home. 

Other possible causes for inadequate heating include an incorrectly calibrated thermostat or a problem with the duct system. 

Ultimately, the smart choice is to have an HVAC contractor come over and verify what exactly is behind your heater’s poor heating. 

Overheating Heater

Heaters can overheat when they have clogged air filters and blocked exhaust pipes. Homeowners will know that their heater has overheated if it shuts off without warning. 

When this occurs, take a look at your air filters and replace them if they are indeed clogged. Then, have a technician help you resolve the other issues contributing to your heater overheating. 

Ensure that your heater can continue doing its job keeping your home warm on chilly days by reaching out to ProFlo HVAC. Our technicians are experts in addressing any heater maintenance and heating repair need you may have. Homeowners in the Inland Empire know that they can trust us to provide reliable heating repair and AC services to the Murrieta, Temecula, and Canyon Lake communities. At ProFlo HVAC, we offer a complete client experience that includes exceptional maintenance and repair services and stellar customer service unmatched in quality. If you’re ready to turn to the experts for your next HVAC project, call us at (951) 694-1300 or visit us online.

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