At ESCO Home Services, we understand the need for you to know troubleshooting tips for common heating problems. Not only will this guide allow you to save money, but it will also help you avoid bigger potential problems. Read on for some handy tips from our Salt Lake City heating repair experts.

Central Heating System Is Not Working or Not Generating Heat

Before anything else, make sure that the power switch is on. Ensure that the blower compartment door is secured and aligned properly. You should also be on the lookout for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Aside from the breaker of fuse in the main electrical panel, there may also be a fuse in the on/off switch of the furnace.

Check if the thermostat is set to the “HEAT” position with the setpoint slightly higher than room temperature. You can also check the batteries for programmable types of thermostats. See if the filter is clean. A blocked or dirty filter can affect the performance of the heating unit. Ensure peak efficiency by replacing your filter on a regular interval.

Furnace Thermostat Display Repeatedly Posts Same Message

Make sure that the system is set to a comfortable temperature and not to the highest option. Check the batteries if your thermostat is the programmable type.

Blank Readout on Thermostat Display

Activate the display by checking if the thermostat indicator is set to “HEAT”. Try replacing the existing batteries with new ones and see if this causes the display functions to work. For some digital thermostats, you can press the “Reset” button to restore original settings, which may also activate the read-out.

Systems on Utility Company Load Management Programs

If you are on a load management through a utility company, check the load management box and see if a green light is being displayed. The presence of a green light indicates no problems with the system. A red light is displayed if the system may have been turned off by the utility company. Call the utility company and ESCO for assistance if no light is displayed on the load management box.

Expert Assistance

Discover the reasons why so many Salt Lake City residents and businesses use our heating repair services. You can count on our highly-qualified technicians to offer unmatched heater repair if your problems cannot be addressed by these troubleshooting tips.

Call us today at 801.204.9444 so that we can attend to your heating problems immediately. You can also visit our Contact Us page to schedule an appointment.