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Most of the problems that can occur with your heating system will require professional services to fix. However, there are still a couple of things that you can do before calling for heating repairs. You may not be able to fix the problem yourself, but you can help identify the area that requires attention. Who knows, it may be that the “problem” isn’t really a repair issue at all. Read on for things to check before you call for heating repair.

Check the Thermostat

You would be amazed at how many heating issues we examine that end up being related to thermostat settings. Check your thermostat and make sure that all of the settings are properly configured. You should also check to make sure that everything is displaying properly. Unresponsive buttons or incorrectly displayed information could indicate that your heating problem is actually located in the thermostat.

Listen

If your furnace isn’t putting out any heat at all, there could be couple of different reasons why. Listen for the sound of the air handler moving air through the house. If the furnace is on, but air isn’t moving, then you probably have a broken air handler.

If there is air moving through the home, but you aren’t getting any heat, then you may have a problem with your pilot light or burner assembly. It’s likely that the furnace isn’t combusting natural gas, which means it has no way to actually generate heat. So the air handler is circulating air but there’s no heat to go with it. Either of these issues is going to require professional help to fix, but it’s still useful information to have for your HVAC technician.

If your furnace needs repairs, call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. We provide comprehensive furnace repair services throughout Port Charlotte, FL.