Although Spring is coming, we still have some cool nights in March, and we wanted to share 10 things to check for if you have no heat:
1.) Make sure your thermostat is set to heat mode, especially if we have warmer daytime temps and you turn it over to cooling for a few hours during the day.
2.) If your thermostat is battery-powered, try changing the batteries to see if it helps.
3.) Check that the circuit breaker is on and that the breaker for the furnace or air hander has not tripped.
4.) If you have a furnace, be sure the furnace’s power switch is turned on. It is usually located next to or inside the furnace cabinet. If it is off, turn the switch on and wait for the furnace to start up.
5.) Check your air filter, a dirty or clogged air filter prevents heat/air flow.
6.) When outdoor temps get extremely low, the unit will sometimes go into defrost mode, which will sometimes take up to 30 minutes to turn on. Give the unit some time to see if temps will rise. If you don’t see an increase in temperature it very well could be a different issue.
7.) If you have more than one ductless system in your home, be sure to set each system/remote to heat mode.
8.) If you have a system that requires oil, make sure your system has oil or isn’t low on oil.
9.) When an oil company comes out to refill your oil, be sure to ask if they can bleed the air out of the lines, this will help avoid any possible future service calls or charges. (Sometimes they won’t do it unless asked)
10.) Check your drain pan, if the drain pan is full, you may use a wet shop vac to suck it up, however this is a temporary fix and will only give you heat until a service technician is able to service your unit.
Give these tips and tricks a try, if you still have no heat, give our office a call at 410-636-7614 and we will get you back up and running.