As winter approaches and temperatures drop, your family depends on your heater to keep you comfortable and safe from the bitter cold. However, if your heater doesn’t run consistently, it might not heat your house as you expect it to. That is a problem that no homeowner wants to face.

One way you can prevent this from happening to you is by scheduling an appointment with us for heating maintenance in Philadelphia, PA. But if you are left with an inconsistent heating system, troubleshooting the problem may help you maintain comfort while you wait for repairs.

Top 4 Reasons Why Your Heater May Not Be Running Consistently

1- Your Thermostat Is Set to Cool 

Many homeowners automatically assume the issue is with the heating components when a heater fails to run consistently. However, the problem is often with the thermostat. This is easy to resolve.

Sometimes while cleaning, a thermostat gets switched into cooling mode. When this happens, your heater won’t kick on because it’s likely cooler than your desired setting. Flip it back to heating mode and give it a minute to turn on. If this doesn’t work, get the professionals on the phone and schedule a repair. 

2- You Have Dirty Filters

Dirty or clogged filters may cause the heat exchanger to overheat. When this happens, the heat exchanger may shut off quickly. Regularly changing the air filters will prevent them from becoming soiled. You can change these on your own, or a professional can change them during heating maintenance.

3 -You Have Blocked Air Ducts 

If some rooms feel cooler than others, the issue could be your ductwork. Your air ducts may have developed gaps between sections. Or, the air ducts may be blocked, restricting airflow. Schedule a professional duct cleaning to remove debris or seal existing openings.

4- Your Furnace Is Too Large

If your furnace is too large for your home, it will heat quickly and unevenly. Your home may also have poor insulation, contributing to your oversized furnace working inconsistently. 

Keep Your Heater Working Consistently

AirMaster Heating & Cooling Specialists has proudly served Philadelphia and the surrounding area since 2016. Call or visit us online to schedule your heating maintenance in Philadelphia, PA, today!