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Maintain Comfort With Routine Heating Maintenance

Having your heater break in the middle of the cold is not only inconvenient - it is absolutely miserable. Imagine waking up freezing cold and having to get ready to head to work in bad weather.

Think about how amazing hot baths are during the fall - and then think of how fast your body will be covered in goosebumps when you step out of the tub into a bathroom with no heater.

With fall months fast approaching, now is the time to test your heater to make sure that it is in good working order before the winter weather begins.

Testing the Thermostat

thermostatproblemsWhen you start testing your heating system for the cold months, you should start with the simplest part - the thermostat. It’s important to determine that the thermostat is working properly before spending much more money fixing a heater when the problem is just a broken thermostat.

Test the thermostat. If it seems to not be working correctly, check all of the settings. Once all of the settings are checked and double-checked, try testing the thermostat again. If the thermostat is a newer-model thermostat with a digitized display, you may need to check to see if it needs new batteries. If it is still not working correctly, you probably have a broken thermostat.

Circuit Breaking

circuitbreakerAnother common problem that results in a broken heating system is a malfunctioning circuit breaker.

Some of the most telltale signs of a failing circuit breaker are a burning smell within the electrical panel, a breaker that won’t stay set, or an extremely old-looking breaker box.

Because circuit breakers run the electricity for entire homes, they undergo lots of wear and tear over the years. If you live in a particularly cold area, you probably run your heater very often which can wear out the breaker for the heater. Additionally, if you hardly ever have to run your heater, it can throw the circuit breaker because of the lack of being used.

Don’t Blow Your Fuse

blownfuseFor older homes, there is no circuit breaker to check; there is a fuse box. Luckily, it is incredibly easy to tell if your heating system has blown a fuse, so you don’t have to blow yours.

Signs of a blown fuse include burn marks on the panel, melted wires, and off-colored glass. Fuse boxes are typically not found in homes that are built or manufactured after the 1960s. Circuit breakers are the more modern equivalent.

Contact Us For Help

If you’ve checked all of the various parts of your heating system and it is still not working, then it’s time to purchase a new heater. Don’t worry, though. We have heating systems that fit every need.

Call Skovron Mechanical Services LLC. now, and let us help set you up with a heating system that will keep you and your family or business warm during this winter and many winters to come. You don’t have to be stuck inside in the cold when the outside is cold, too!