The heating system in your home is essential as the cooler weather starts to set in, and if it does not start, you will need to get a heating contractor to come and troubleshoot the system for you. Many times heat repair can be simple, but if you have a complex issue to fix, hiring a professional is the best way to ensure it is fixed correctly.
Heating System Inspection
If the heating system in your home is not working correctly, the first thing that needs to happen is a full inspection of the heating system by a professional heating contractor. The contractor will check the system for issues and determine what needs to be fixed to get the system working correctly.
Depending on the inspection results, the heating contractor will make recommendations about repairs and let you know what they need to do to get the system working. In many cases, the repairs are minor and may even be more maintenance issues than repairs, but until the inspection is complete, the contractor will not know what needs to be repaired.
Fuel System Problems
One of the most common problems that occur with heating systems is a lack of fuel supply. If the heating system is not getting the fuel it needs, it will not run, but the heating contractor will need to check the system to determine why it is not getting fuel. A clogged fuel filter can cause the entire system to shut down, and changing the filter will only cost a couple of dollars and take just a few minutes.
If the filter is okay, the heating contractor will check things like the fuel pump and the lines to ensure that the system is getting fuel and not allowing air to get into the system. The air in the lines will cause the system to shut down, so if there is air in the fuel lines, the heating contractor will have to bleed the air out to get the heat working.
The controller on your heating system is an electronic unit that tells the system when to start, and if the controller is not working correctly, the system will not run at all. If the controller is not getting power, your heating contractor will need to determine why and correct the issue.
Sometimes the electricity is making it to the controller, but the controller is bad and not functioning, so the heating contractor will have to change it. The heating contractor will need to troubleshoot the electronics and the power to the heating system, but once they determine the problem, they can typically fix it pretty quickly and get the system running for you.