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My Heater Won’t Work: What Can I Do?

At ACI Northwest, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. But we know that, even if you have the best technicians working with you, you don’t want to call them over to fix your heater if it turns out you could have repaired it on your own.

Most problems require the help of a trained heating professional, who can do the job safely. But there are a few things you might be able to do on your own.

  • You can reset the circuit breaker. Your heating system has completely broken down, maybe with very little warning or signs of trouble. Have you checked the circuit breaker? If your heating system trips the circuit breaker frequently, you should call a technician anyway to see why this is. However, a one-time reset might do the trick.
  • You might check the thermostat. We know you’ve probably already done so, but double-check to see that the thermostat isn’t set into “fan only” mode and that nobody has moved it over to cooling mode by accident.
  • You can look at the gas valve. Is there gas flowing to the furnace at all? If your gas valve has been turned off, you might need someone from the gas company to turn it back on.
  • Try the air filter. Maybe your heater has been struggling to run for a while, and now the lack of heat is becoming unbearable. It could just be that a dirty air filter is inhibiting airflow and making it more difficult for the system to run smoothly. You could try changing the filter, as you should do every month.
  • Call a professional. A professional heating technician is the only person qualified to properly repair a heating system.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice about heating systems in Coeur d’Alene.

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