Heating problems are frustrating, but they’re often easy to fix. If the heater in your Henderson, Nevada, home heats unevenly, is blowing cold air or won’t turn off, try a few simple fixes before calling a comfort advisor.

Your Heater is Heating Unevenly

If your system is heating your home unevenly, check your air filter first. Change it if it’s dirty. Leaky ductwork is another common cause of uneven heating. If changing your air filter doesn’t help, have your ducts inspected by a professional.

Your Heater is Blowing Cold Air

If your heater is blowing cold air, start by checking for issues that are easy to fix before moving on and looking for more complex problems.

  • Check the thermostat. Increase the temperature settings a few degrees and see if that makes a difference. Make sure the thermostat is set to “auto” instead of “on.” The “on” setting runs the fan without blowing heat.
  • Change your air filter. A dirty air filter will hinder your system’s ability to heat your home. As a result, it’ll also drive up energy costs.
  • Check your pilot light if you have a gas furnace. If your pilot light isn’t lit, make sure the gas valve is on and gas is flowing to the pilot light. If gas is reaching the pilot light and it won’t stay lit, contact a service technician for help.
  • Check the fuel levels. If your furnace is low on fuel, it won’t work as efficiently.

Finally, if you can’t find an obvious cause for the lack of warm air, contact an HVAC professional.

Your Heater Won’t Turn Off

If your heater won’t turn off, first check your thermostat and make sure it’s set to “auto” and not "on.” If that’s not the problem, it’s probably an issue with a faulty thermostat or malfunctioning blower. Try turning off your thermostat for a few minutes, giving the system time to reset. If that doesn’t help, call for professional assistance.

Contact the comfort advisors at Sun Country Heating & Cooling if you’re having problems heating your home. Give us a call at 702-534-3375 today.

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