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Heater Problems at Home? Get Solutions!

May 16, 2013

Do you find that no matter how high you turn up the heat, your home just isn’t warm enough? Sometimes, getting a case of the chills has nothing to do with catching a cold; you could be experiencing heater problems.

One of the most common causes of heater problems is a blockage in the pipes. Debris and lime scale can build up in the pipes if you don’t clean them regularly. This build-up blocks warm air from circulating the way it should, which means that certain rooms in the house, or even the whole house, doesn’t heat properly. One solution is power flushing, which is a great way to get rid of any build-ups in the pipes.

Another common cause of heater problems could be your furnace. Fuses, pressure, and thermostat issues can all contribute to your furnace not working properly. The best solution is to call a certified RESNET EnergySmart Contractor to address the problem. They’ll ensure the work is done properly, safely and that your furnace is working as efficiently as possible.

Your thermostat might also be a reason for your heater problems. In fact, this might be the case if you find certain rooms colder than others. Your thermostat may have been shut off by a surge and therefore it can’t read the temperature to kick-start the heater. The thermostat itself may also be old and it’s losing its ability to measure the temperature around it properly. If that’s the case, then adjusting the thermostat or replacing it are your best options.

Heater problems can be tricky, so it’s always best to consult an expert. Certified RESNET technicians have the skills and know-how needed to fix many of the issues that cause these problems. If you’re experiencing heater problems, contact your local RESNET EnergySmart Contractor for help.

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