HVAC systems are desirable because they are usually able to heat and cool off a house without a household having to wait a long time. The worst feeling for a homeowner is to live in a house that is freezing inside during cold seasons due to the heater not working. The cold temperatures can make it very uncomfortable to get up and take care of the typical daily tasks, such as cleaning the house or getting dressed. If your house has been cold due to a malfunctioning heater, the problem can be resolved fast with professional help. Common central heating system problems are explained in the content below.
Combustion Isn't Taking Place
Are you aware that the furnace is the part of your HVAC system that is used for producing heat? The most important thing for the furnace to do is to complete combustion, which should happen when there is a flame in the pilot area. No heat means that the pilot isn't lit so combustion can take place, or that combustion is simply not completing as it should. If there isn't a flame, hire a professional to reignite it and your heater will likely work again. Incomplete combustion can point to the pilot orifice being dirty or damaged.
The Furnace Is Unplugged
Whether you have an electric or gas furnace, they both likely requires the use of electricity in order to work. There is usually a power cord attached to a furnace that must be plugged into an electrical outlet. Check the outlet to make sure your furnace is plugged into it. If it is already plugged in, find out if a circuit breaker has tripped in your home electrical panel. You might need to get the outlet, furnace power cord, or electrical panel repaired so your heater will work.
Your System Is Too Old
Are you experiencing both heating and cooling problems from the HVAC system? If so, the entire system might be in bad shape and need to get repaired. You can get the furnace, thermostat, air ducts, and other important parts of the system inspected to find out if they are too old to continue functioning. When it comes to an old HVAC system and the problems it has, you are likely better off by getting it removed so an updated one can be installed. Trying to keep the old system will only lead to you constantly having to spend money on parts and repairs.
For more information, get in touch with a company like Washam Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.