Bethesda Heating Tip: Common Heating Repairs

//Bethesda Heating Tip: Common Heating Repairs

Bethesda Heating Tip: Common Heating Repairs

Whether your own a furnace, heat pump, or other type of heating system, call one of the Bethesda heating professionals at Service Doctors as soon as you notice any problems. One of the more common issues is that the heater isn’t providing enough heat.

Most of the time, the cause of the problem can be resolved by a simple repair, but there are times when it is best that you call a professional contractor to resolve the difficulty. Below are some potential causes of heating problems for different types of systems.

Gas Furnace Pilot Light Won’t Light

With gas furnaces, a broken pilot light is often a problem; in actuality, the pilot light may not be broken.  Drafts that move down through a chimney—or any other kind of draft that happens near the flame—may be what is preventing the pilot light from staying lit. Another common culprit is a block somewhere in the valve.

Before attempting to resolve any problem with your gas furnace pilot light, call a technician. Most problems with your pilot light need to be repaired by a professional.

Heat Pump Not Turning On

If your heat pump is not turning on while set to heating mode, double check to make sure it is on the correct setting and that the power switch is on. It’s possible that the system has been accidentally turned off, or there may be a blown fuse. A good idea is to look at the fuse box for a flipped switch. Call a professional if the heat pump issues persist.

If you’ve been through all of these steps and everything checks out, and you still can’t get your heating system to work properly, call Service Doctors. We’ll send one of our Bethesda heating technicians to your home as soon as possible to resolve the issue.


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