Troubleshooting Your Atascocita Home Heating System

Posted by admin on December 9, 2014, at 2:11 pm

Is your central heating system not providing the heat you need to keep your home comfortable? Often, there are simple DIY solutions that will fix your issue. Whether your heat isn’t turning on or the heat isn’t as hot as you want it to be, take a moment to try the following quick tricks to troubleshoot your heating system before you call your HVAC contractor.

Test the Thermostat

  • The thermostat is the best place to start. First check your batteries. Dead thermostat batteries are the cause of many unnecessary service calls every year.
  • Next, switch the thermostat to “heat” mode and set the temperature high enough to make the furnace turn on. You may hear the “whoosh” of the burner lighting as soon as you set the thermostat, but it may be a few minutes before the blower turns on.

Check the Power Supply

  • The furnace door should be closed tightly to engage the safety cut-off switch, and the power switch on or near the furnace should be turned on. Check the circuit breakers or fuses that control the system. If the circuit blows immediately after you reset it, call for expert help. You may have a burned-out motor or another electrical problem.

Check the Fuel Supply

  • Make sure the fuel supply valve is open and the pilot light is working. If you have a standing pilot light that’s gone out, carefully re-light it. If the pilot light won’t stay lit or if you have an electronic ignition system that doesn’t seem to be working, call an HVAC professional for help.

Check the Airflow

  • Be sure the Airflow in and around the furnace is unobstructed.
  • If the furnace is running but not heating your entire house adequately, you might have airflow restrictions in the ductwork. An HVAC pro can inspect the ductwork for any obstructions caused by damaged ducts or other problems.
  • Change the air filter. A dirty air filter is a common reason furnaces do not function as efficiently as possible.
  • Check your vents. Be sure all supply and return air vents are open and that you do not have any furniture or carpets restricting access to them.

For help troubleshooting heating system issues in the Atascocita, Humble and Kingwood area home, contact the home comfort experts at Henscey Electric, Heating & Air Conditioning. You can count on Henscey to provide you with a system and solution that fits your unique needs and since we’ve installed many systems in this area, we’ve earned a reputation for doing the job right the first time.