If you wake up one morning to a freezing cold house, your life could come to a screeching halt. There’s no good time for your furnace to stop working and the middle of winter is no exception. Luckily for you though, there are a few common reasons why your heat isn’t turning on. See below to find out if there’s a quick fix:
The thermostat is not on the proper setting. Check to make sure it’s actually set to “heat” rather than “cool” or “off.” If it’s already set to “heat” but nothing is coming from the vents, raise the temperature a few degrees. If the thermostat is showing no signs of life at all, it could be time to replace the batteries or it could mean that a fuse has blown.
The pilot light went out. If you have a natural gas or propane central heating system, there is an electronic igniter or pilot light that is used to ignite the burners. Sometimes the pilot light can go out and needs to be relit in order for the system to produce heat.
The blower motor needs a new belt. In some heating systems, the blower motor requires a belt in order to operate. If the belt has cracked, frayed or lost its tension it needs to be replaced. This is a job for professionals and should not be attempted by anyone without experience.
For fast, quality, same day repairs on your heating system across Twin Cities - St. Paul, call and speak with the heating repair experts at Uptown Heating today. Enjoy our red carpet level of service that we back with a satisfaction guarantee plus enjoy the peace of mind knowing that all workmanship we perform is backed with a signed warranty too.