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Common Heating Issues and How to Solve Them

Winter is here, which means your heating system is being put to use. If you're like most homeowners, you may have a few questions about common heating issues and how to solve them. In this blog post, Rocklin Heating & Air will discuss some of the most common problems people experience with their heaters and provide solutions for each. Stay warm this winter by following our tips!

The Heater Won’t Turn On

A tripped breaker or a faulty thermostat is often why your heater won't turn on. f you have a tripped breaker, reset it and see if the heater will come on. If your thermostat is faulty, you may need to replace it.

The Heater Cycles On and Off Continuously

This problem can be caused by a clogged filter, an incorrectly sized unit for your space, or insufficient airflow due to blocked vents or ducts. To fix this issue, check your filter and make sure all vents and ducts are clear of debris. You may also need to upgrade to a larger heating system if yours is too small for the size of your home.

The Heater Isn’t Producing Enough Heat

An insufficient fuel supply, a malfunctioning burner assembly, or the incorrect size heating system for your space could cause this problem. To remedy this issue, check your gas and electric supplies to make sure they are sufficient for your heater's capacity. You may also need to clean or replace the burners, or upgrade to a larger system if yours is undersized.

Strange Noises are Coming from Your Heater

If you hear squealing, popping, banging, rattling, or any other strange noises coming from your heater, it could mean that one of the components inside has become loose or worn out. Have a professional service technician inspect your system to locate and repair the problem.

Following these tips can keep your heater running smoothly throughout winter! However, if you encounter any problems that are too complex for you to handle, always remember to call Rocklin Heating & Air at (916) 626-5151 for help.

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