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Why Isn’t My Heater Working?

If your furnace isn't working, it can be a real pain. Not only is it uncomfortable not to have heat in the winter, but it can also be dangerous. In this blog post, R. Brooks Mechanical will go over some of the most common reasons your furnace might not be working. We will also provide tips on troubleshooting and fixing the issue yourself. So, if you're having problems with your heating system, read on for help!

Clogged Air Filter

If your furnace's air filter is clogged, it can cause a reduction in airflow to the unit, which may prevent it from working correctly. To fix this issue, replace the air filter with a new one and check it regularly for future problems.

Pilot Light Problems

Another common reason why furnaces might not be working is due to pilot light problems. If the pilot light has gone out or is malfunctioning, it will need to be relit for the furnace to work again. An experienced technician should only do this, as improper pilot light lighting can lead to safety issues and other problems with the furnace.

Thermostat Issues

The thermostat is the brains of your heating system; it tells the furnace when to turn on and off. If there is an issue with the thermostat, such as a broken wire connection or incorrect settings, your furnace won't work correctly either. Before troubleshooting any further, you should first check that all wires are connected correctly, and the settings are correct.

Ignition Control Problems

Furnaces have an ignition control system that helps ignite the fuel used to heat your home. If this system isn't working correctly, then your furnace won't be able to supply heat as intended. Fixing this problem requires a professional technician who can diagnose and repair any issues.

Blower Issues

The blower is responsible for circulating air through your home's ductwork, and if it isn't working correctly, your furnace won't be able to heat your space as intended. To fix this issue, you'll need to inspect the blower motor for any signs of wear and tear or damage. If there are any broken parts, they should be replaced with new ones to get your blower back up and running.

Electrical Problems

Electrical problems can also cause furnace failure and prevent it from supplying heat properly. This could be caused by a tripped circuit breaker or faulty wiring, requiring an experienced technician to diagnose and repair the issue.

Wrong Size Furnace

Lastly, if your furnace is not the right size for your home, it won't be able to heat it properly. The best way to find out what size furnace you need is by having an experienced HVAC technician come out and assess your home. They will be able to recommend the correct unit for you.

If any of these issues are preventing your furnace from working correctly, contact R. Brooks Mechanical at (855) 912-6489 or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment. We’ll be able to get your furnace up and running in no time.

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