What To Do When Your Heating Stops Working

There’s nothing quite as anxiety-ridden as suddenly finding your heating has stopped working. Typically, it happens at the worst time – in the middle of winter. There’s never a great time for it to happen, maybe summer, but no home wants to be left without heating of any kind. Even a few hours of it missing can send the average household into chaos.

With that being said, it’s good to know what to do when the heating stops working. Hopefully, you’ll be able to troubleshoot the problem before resolving it in a timely manner.

Check your thermostat

First and foremost, check your thermostat. It might feel like an obvious thing to do but it’s often the case that in a haze, you’ve knocked off the thermostat in the middle of the night and not realized you’ve done so.

There are also times where the thermostat itself is faulty, rather than it be your heating system in general. Thermostats can often be a little temperamental, which is why you should keep an eye on them when it comes to your heating.

If the thermostat is on a certain setting but nothing is happening, then consider replacing the thermostat if you believe it’s broken.

Reset your heating system

Ever switched off your heating and switched it back on again to see if it made a difference? Often enough, resetting your heating is a simple way of resolving a problem. A lot of things that have an on/off switch usually requires this action in order to discover whether it’s just a little blip that needs a reset to restore things to normal.

It might be that by turning the heating system off and on, you eradicate the problem.

Clean out or replace any filters

Filters are something that can get clogged up over time, which is why you should be looking to clean them out or replace them often.

Cleaning them is easy enough and there are plenty of guides online. Replacing your filters should be something you pop into the diary so that you know to replace them as and when it’s needed. This will help with the lifespan of your heating system too if you’re staying on top of it regularly.

Bleed any radiators

Bleeding out radiators will prevent any stagnant water from sitting in them and will also ensure everything is heating up properly. 

By bleeding your radiators, you’ll be able to fix any radiators that aren’t working properly and perhaps need this done every so often to keep it functioning properly. If you’re having problems, that’s where you should get a professional involved.

Get an emergency service out

An emergency water heater repair service is your best bet when you can’t fix it yourself. By using a service such as this, you’ll be able to fix the problem sooner rather than later. 

When your heating stops working, these tips should get you back up on your feet in no time at all. Remember, hiring a professional is your best bet to getting it fixed quickly and without additional cost for your own DIY job!

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