A malfunctioning heater is a serious problem in a town as cold as Boston, MA. Freezing temperatures can be dangerous in the right circumstances, and even if they aren’t, it can be pretty miserable trying to stay warm in a house without genuine heat. When your heating system cuts off, calling in a repair service is a good instinct, and you should never attempt to repair a faulty heater yourself. But sometimes, the issue is far simpler to solve than a repair call justifies. That’s why you should take some simple steps before calling heating repair, just to ensure the issue isn’t something you can fix with the simple flick of a switch.
Check your Breaker Box
Case in point: even if you use a gas furnace, the system still has electrical components that need to be properly powered for the system to run. That includes the ignition in more modern furnaces and the motor that runs the fan. A power surge or something similar could cut off electricity to the heater without affecting anything else. Always check the breaker box before assuming that something’s wrong with the heater itself.
Check the Thermostat
The thermostat is an eminently reliable piece of equipment, and rarely malfunctions. However, it can be prone to mis-programming, especially if more than one person in your household operates it. Some thermostats can also run out of batteries, and even the act of brushing by it a little too hard can shut off the power without your being aware of it. Always check your thermostat before doing anything for the heater, and ask family members if they’ve made any alterations or adjustment to the setting.
If these steps don’t correct the problem, then trust the pros at Cooling Unlimited, Inc. for timely and professional heating repair services.