How Come My Heater Won't Turn On?

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How Come My Heater Won't Turn On?

During this time of the year, there are a few predictions certain to come true here in the greater Fort Wayne, Indiana area. One, it’s going to be cold and two, well … it’s going to be cold. So, one of the main systems in our homes we count on during the winter months is our heating system. More specifically, we expect our heater to work the way it is supposed to and keep our families warm and cozy. Your friends at Masters Heating & Cooling Inc. want to make sure your HVAC needs are covered while Old Man Winter has us in his grip, so if your heater is not doing the job, we are here to help.

WHY IS MY HOUSE HEATER NOT WORKING?

The first thing to do is identify the probable causes of heating system malfunction. Let’s take a look at some common problems and how they can be remedied:

Power 

Check your circuit board and make sure the breaker to the unit is flipped on. If not, flip it on and keep an eye on it … there is a reason it tripped off.

Thermostat

Many times, this is the culprit as your thermostat is the control center of your HVAC system; it tells the heater when to come on and how long to run. Check the batteries or fuses if it has them. If power to the thermostat is confirmed, check your settings and make sure they are correct.

Igniter or pilot light 

If you have a gas furnace, oftentimes a faulty igniter or pilot light could be the problem. Make sure that the unit is getting gas, then shut off the reset valve located just inside the furnace door. Wait five minutes, then turn it back on. If the unit is getting gas, but the igniter is still not lighting, it may need replacement. 

HEATING SYSTEM REPAIR

Once you have performed these simple troubleshooting tasks and you still don’t have heat, it’s time to call the professionals at Masters. We have serviced the Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood and Mishawaka, IN communities for 40 years and we are committed to our customers. Our HVAC technicians will quickly diagnose the problem and have your system pumping out climate-controlled warm air in no time. It is also a great idea to schedule regular maintenance for your system to make sure your family’s safety and comfort is uninterrupted. 

Ask about our Energy Savings Agreement, which includes annual maintenance and a 17-point furnace inspection, priority service and discounts on parts and labor. And if a system replacement is an option, Masters carries a full line of Carrier gas furnaces.

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