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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Why Your Heater Can’t Produce Warm Air

chilly-man-no-heatA heater that isn’t able to heat your home really isn’t a heater. Until you get the system heating again or replace it with a system that does create warmth, you really just have an overly expensive fan in your home that you really don’t want to use.

You may be confused as to why your heater is struggling to do its job. We understand the curiosity. There is, unsurprisingly, more than one possible cause for this issue. The good news is that our team can address all of them with repairs or, if necessary, a system replacement!

What Might Be Wrong With Your Heater?

There is more than one problem that might destroy your system’s ability to create heat. Here are some of the main culprits causing your chilly atmosphere and what you need to do to address them.

You have a clogged air filter.

Your air filter is responsible for keeping dirt and debris out of the internal components of your heater. This is great–until that filter becomes so dirty that it stops air from getting into your system to be heated. Thankfully, regular filter changes–every one to three months–can easily address this issue.

There is an electrical issue.

All heating systems require some amount of electricity to function. If you have a bad electrical connection in your system or an overloaded electrical panel, it will negatively impact your heater. Make sure to have a professional check your electrical system to see if this is hindering your home comfort.

Your heater is having issues creating heat.

This can be a problem in any type of heater, whether all-electric or gas-burning. A gas furnace may develop ignition troubles that stop it from creating combustion gases to heat the air. Likewise, a heat pump may develop trouble with the heat transfer process due to a refrigerant leak that stops it from pulling warmth indoors. These are issues that require repairs as soon as possible. A professional technician can find and address the core problem.

You have a heater that simply won’t work anymore.

In some cases, you may have to face the reality that your heater simply isn’t going to be able to function anymore. Older heaters can lose their ability to do their job altogether if you try to force them to function for too long. This is why we encourage everyone to plan ahead for system replacements so they aren’t faced with doing battle with a heater that just needs to retire. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a system replacement if you have an aged heater that has finally broken down. We don’t judge–we will get you set up with a new heater in no time.

Whatever problem you have with your heater, you can come to us for your HVAC service in Fresno, CA. The technicians on our team are trained and experienced to handle any and every situation that your heater might throw out. So whether it is maintenance, repairs, or a full system replacement, you can always count on our team to help you out.

We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find! Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to get started.

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