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November 1, 2019

Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

why won't my heater turn on

During the colder months, it’s comforting to know you can retreat to the cozy confines of your heated home. However, what happens when you go to switch on your system and there is no welcoming beep or surge of warm air? If you’re stuck wondering, Why won’t my heater turn on?”, call the pros at Gold Star Services for reliable answers and expert advice.

We offer emergency repairs to help restore your comfort – and warmth – in record time. And, when your system is back up and running, we will arm you with a personalized maintenance plan. Every plan is designed to optimize your heating system and reduce running costs this winter. Contact us today at 1-302-485-1649 to find out more.

Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

  1. Dirty Air Filters

As with many HVAC issues, the culprit is often a dirty air filter. These filters are vital to the health of your system, preventing dust and debris from entering ducts and damaging the internal machinery. Aim to swap out your air filters – or clean them, if your device has reusable ones – at least once every three months.

  1. Your Thermostat Is on the Wrong Setting

A thermostat can be used to set indoor temps, programmed to warm or cool your home at specific times during the day, and even trigger your heating system’s defrost and cleaning cycles. However, if your thermostat is set to the wrong mode, it will not heat your home.

Check to see if your thermostat is set to “auto” or “heat” and configured to warm your home to a desired temperature. If the device doesn’t turn on, you notice the heating is inconsistent, or cycles on and off (short-cycling) it’s time to call the pros.

  1. Your Furnace Has No Fuel

Most furnaces burn natural gas to heat your home. Without access to fuel, this type of unit will not switch on. First, check to see if the control valve is set to the “on” position. If the device still doesn’t turn on, your supply may be disconnected. Contact your provider to ensure your service has not been discontinued or put on hold. Still no luck? It’s time to turn to the team at Gold Star Services.

Call Us Today for Expert HVAC Repair Services

At Gold Star Services, we have experience repairing, maintaining and replacing a range of heating systems including heat pumps to combustion furnaces to hybrid solutions. Our goal is to resolve your HVAC issues promptly so you aren’t stuck shivering in the cold. Call 1-302-485-1649 to speak to one of our comfort specialists.

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