One of the most common methods of heating a home is through “forced air.” Furnaces and different types of heat pumps provide warmth by heating up air and then circulating it throughout your home, usually by means of a system of ducts. You can always tell if a forced air heater is doing its job by holding your hand up to a vent to feel the temperature of the air flowing out of it.
However, what happens if you have the heater turned on but no hot air comes from the vents? There are a few reasons this may happen, and we’ll go through the three most common.
Whatever the cause for the hot air reduction, make sure you get it remedied before your comfort level suffers. For your Stamford, CT heating repairs, contact our NATE-certified technicians at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.
Why Your Heater Isn’t Blowing Heat
Duct problems: A common problem for forced air heaters is with the ducts they use to distribute warmth. Although a dirt build-up can cause a heating power reduction, the more likely culprit is breaks along the metal of the vent. Corrosion or amateur repair work can cause this debilitating damage. Since ducts should be sealed their entire length, breaks will lower the air pressure and allow the hot air to bleed away. Duct sealing requires professional work—not duct tape—if you want to make sure the job gets done right.
A malfunctioning thermostat: The thermostat is how you communicate with your heater, no matter what type it is. A simple mistake, like setting the thermostat to “cool” or “fan only” might be responsible for losing heat from your vents. However, thermostats can malfunction like any electronic device, and if a thermostat can no longer properly sense the temperature in your house, it might tell the heater to stop raising the temperature of the air it blows through the ducts.
The system is too old: You can’t expect a heating system to attain immortality, no matter how much care you’ve given it. If you find that you are no longer getting heated air, and no repairs seem able to fix the problem, then perhaps your heater is too aged to work effectively. Consult with an HVAC expert to see if you should get a replacement.
With our multiple decades of heating installation, repair, and maintenance experience, Celco Heating and Air Conditioning is the company to contact if your heater stops churning out heat. In Stamford, CT, heating repairs should be left in our capable hands.