Your home’s HVAC unit performs many functions such as heating, cooling and ventilation to make your indoor living spaces as comfortable as possible. Breakdown or malfunctioning of the HVAC’s components can lead to poor working of the unit. HVAC systems not heating is a common issue that can be caused by several different issues with your unit.

The following are some of the most common causes, which are not only easy but also cheap to fix:​​

The Air Filter Could Be Dirty

Confirm that the air filter is clean. Dirt on the air filters could cause your system to work harder to give heat. Maintaining a clean filter can ensure your unit is performing at its best.

The Unit Could Be Turned off or Unplugged

This may seem like a no-brainer, but you should confirm that your thermostat and heating system are both plugged in and turned on to ensure that there is power supply to the unit. You may refer to your unit’s manual guide.

The Thermostat May Be Off or Set Incorrectly

Ensure your thermostat is on and set to ‘heat’. If the thermostat is on, reset it to your desired temperature.

A Tripped Circuit Breaker

Check your home circuit breaker box and reset the circuit breaker. Making sure that the circuit breaker’s designated switch is flipped back to “ON” may get your unit running again. If you have checked all of the above issues and your unit still is not heating, then you should consider contacting a HVAC professional to inspect and fix the problem. For all of your HVAC needs, contact the experts at Smoak’s!