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Common Heating System Problems

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Most Floridians take their heating systems for granted thanks in part to the warm year-round climate. But our heating systems are what keep us warm during those rare Florida cold fronts. When cold weather strikes, a functioning heating system could mean the difference between shivering in the cold and a warm, cozy home. Unfortunately, your heating system isn’t immune to problems. Here are three of the most common issues that can affect your heating system and what you can do to fix them.


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1. Not Turning On

When the first cold front hits, the last thing you want to find is that your heating system won’t turn on. If your heating system won’t turn on, it’s may be due to several reasons, some of which can easily be fixed with a little DIY magic. These quick tips can help you determine why your heating system won’t turn on:

– Make sure the thermostat is turned on and set to the right temperature.

– If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure that the batteries aren’t dead.

– Check the circuit box and make sure a fuse hasn’t blown.

– Check the pilot light. The pilot light ignites the burner in the furnace so that it can heat the air. If you can, try and reignite the light yourself.


2. Not Producing Enough Heat

The most common reason a heating system will not generate enough heat is that the air filter is clogged. Check the air filter and replace it if it is dirty. A clogged air filter will greatly reduce the efficiency of your heating system and increase heating costs too. If that doesn’t remedy the issue, other problems may include holes in the ductwork, which can allow warm air to escape. An old heating system won’t operate as effectively as a new one, and if yours is especially old, you may want to consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient heating system.


3. Turning off Before Heating Your Home Entirely

This problem could be due to a thermostat that is incorrectly reading the temperature. If this is the case, the thermostat may need to be replaced completely with a newer, more efficient model. Other issues could be clogged vents and breakdown of parts such as blowers that you will need to have replaced.


If You Have a Problem With Your Furnace Contact Energy Air

If your heating system won’t turn on, isn’t generating enough heat or is behaving strangely, contact the HVAC experts at Energy Air. As a leading provider of HVAC services in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas of Florida, our team is committed to helping you resolve any HVAC issues you may have. Give us a call today to learn how we can help or schedule an appointment online.

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