Why Isn’t My House Warming Up?

You don’t need anyone to tell you that the weather here in Woodstock, VT can get quite frigid during the long heating season. If the idea of a heater that suddenly won’t heat your home fills you with fear, you are not alone. The good news is that this is not always a terribly serious problem.

Obviously, if you cannot get your heater functioning normally once more, then you’ve got a serious problem on your hands. In many cases, though, some simple trouble shooting can resolve the problem. Here are a few things to check before you call our number.

Is the Filter Dirty?

It is one of the simplest fixes for a malfunctioning heater, and one that homeowners don’t always remember to check for. If your air filter is too dirty, your heater is going to have a hard time forcing heat throughout your home. When that happens, it just may overheat, and that will cause the system to shut down. It’s an act of self-preservation, and changing out the filter with a clean one can solve the issue.

Is Breaker Tripped?

If so, flipping the switch to reset the breaker is a fast and effective fix. You really shouldn’t have to do this all that much, though. If your heater is frequently shutting down due to a tripped breaker, you should definitely have a qualified electrician check out the wiring and the circuit. The last thing that you want to do is to ignore the signs of electrical problems in your home.

Is the Thermostat Properly Set?

We know, we know. This sounds very obvious. For homeowners new to their heating systems, or even just to the thermostat itself, however, it’s a very real possibility. We really value our customers, but we understand if you don’t want us coming all the way out to your home just to switch the thermostat over to “heat.”

Call HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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