What Causes Electric Heaters To Stop Working?

What Causes Electric Heaters To Stop Working?

Electric heaters are an excellent way to keep your home warm and comfortable during winter. However, when they stop working, it can be a real problem. If your electric heater has stopped working, don’t despair, as it can be a simple problem that you can fix yourself. However, if you’re not comfortable troubleshooting the issue yourself, or need help getting your heater up and running again, it’s always a good idea to call us for heater repair services in Chico, CA.

Here are some of the reasons your heater might stop working:

  • Issues with the thermostat: Generally, the root cause of the problem is a faulty or incorrectly set thermostat. Most thermostats on the market today are dependable and will provide you with years of trouble-free service. However, every thermostat will eventually develop issues that necessitate repair or replacement. Sometimes the issue is that you programmed the thermostat incorrectly. It’s also possible that you unintentionally reprogrammed it at some point.
  • Dead blower capacitor: The capacitor turns on the furnace when the setting on your thermostat tells it to. When the capacitor is dead, the blower will not start. The straightforward solution is to replace it. If you require assistance with replacing the capacitor or heating repair in Chico, CA, and surrounding areas, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Low refrigerant level: When you use a heat pump to heat your home, the refrigerant level in the pump can become too low. As a result, the heat strips are turned on far too frequently, resulting in high utility bills. The compressor may overheat and fail when refrigerant levels remain too low for an extended period. That is why you should increase the refrigerant charge if you notice that the heat strips are turning on too frequently. It is much less expensive to recharge your refrigerant or repair leaks than to replace the compressor.
  • Faulty ductwork installation: In some cases, the problem with your heater is not the heater itself but the ductwork. It is a massive undertaking to ensure that the ductwork is properly designed and installed. Unfortunately, many installers choose to cut corners when sizing or installing ducts. However, when HVAC installers do a poor job, you will consistently have problems with airflow throughout your home. The heating system will most likely frequently short cycle and will eventually overheat and fail. When this happens, Climate & Energy Solutions is always at your service.
  • Poor maintenance: Lacking furnace maintenance is one of the most common reasons homeowners call our technicians during the winter. If your furnace won’t start, it’s almost always because it has not been turned on for a long time. Frequently, the problem is also due to the heating system being dirty. Regular furnace maintenance is a worthwhile investment in the long run because it protects you from the inconvenience of a broken furnace.

If you notice any of these signs or require assistance, contact our technicians immediately at (530) 338-0191 for HVAC and heater services in Chico, CA.