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Common Problems that Could Be Ailing Your Central Heating System

Last updated 5 years ago

Central heating systems can encounter many different problems—most of which are caused by a lack of maintenance. You may encounter some easily fixable issues when you inspect your thermostat and power supply. For other occasions, your heating repair company can provide you with the care your system needs to remain functional and efficient in the future. Here are two of the most common heating problems and their causes:

No Heat

If your furnace or heat pump has stopped working entirely, there could be a few different causes. Dirty air filters make up about half of the heating repair calls HVAC contractors receive. Often forgotten, these filters can clog and greatly compromise airflow, causing your heating system to strain and eventually fail. If your system isn’t supplying any heat, check to ensure that your furnace is receiving power. Look at your service panel to see if the circuit has tripped, and the unit itself to ensure that the power switch—which often looks like a light switch—is in the on position.

Uneven Heat

If your heating system is working, but you’re receiving uneven heat throughout the home, your system may be inappropriately sized. You could also have issues in your ductwork that compromise airflow, such as leaks or improper calibrations that deliver too much heat to one area and not enough to another. Another potential cause of heating system failure could be your thermostat. Sometimes, an aging thermostat will no longer correctly monitor the temperature in your home, or a newer model may simply need a new battery. Check to see if your heating system comes on when you turn your thermostat up all the way—if it doesn’t, the problem is likely with thermostat itself.

Your Westlake Village heating repair specialist can analyze your system from top to bottom to determine the cause of many of these common problems. Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. has 30 years of experience ensuring high comfort and low energy bills throughout Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas. Call us at (805) 273-4320 or visit our website for additional information.


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