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Heater Not Working? What you need to do

When winter lands on your front porch, the last thing you want to stop working is your home’s heating system. Without it, your home’s plumbing is at risk, which only compiles into more damage if the problem is left untreated. If disaster strikes and your heater fails or starts to produce problems when freezing temperatures begin to take over, your options become limited to emergency repair or replacement.

While needing emergency repair or replacement is never a good thing and always an inconvenience, there are things you can do to avoid this issue in the future. Below we discuss what you need to do to ensure your heating system is working when you need it most.

Scheduling maintenance services from Mohr is the best way to keep your parts from wearing thin and putting excess strain on the system as a whole. That way, you won't have to deal with frequent breakdowns or a lack of heat throughout any part of the winter.


What's the Heating Issue?

Around the cold season, we see an uptick in many homes that have trouble with their heating system. This is often because they don't use their heating system for one season. Homeowners assume little use means little maintenance. With years in the industry and knowledge about every HVAC component in your home, we know that this isn't the case.


Poor maintenance over time leads to more issues whether you use your furnace all year or not. No matter what, your heating system will experience wear and tear from dust, worn parts, and the age of the system. Preventative maintenance is the best thing you can do for your furnace, but you may also encounter a problem like short cycling or overheating.


Short cycling occurs when your system cycles on and off frequently instead of maintaining a steady stream of warm air. It is necessary to address short cycling immediately since it may be pointing to a more significant issue. Additional problems caused by short cycling include the following:


  • Not enough heat throughout your home
  • A system to break down
  • Decreases the life span of your system
  • Increase your energy bill

Your system may also be overheating, which is when the system becomes too hot, and the safety shut-off kicks in. Not only is this inconvenient, but it's also hazardous. An overheating system is likely caused by the unit’s lifespan, restricted airflow, or mechanical failure.

The other thing to note about your furnace is that it should always be fixed by a professional. Heating systems have various fuel sources, and a Mohr expert will know the intricacies of each one. Our techs will check every component to find the root cause of the issue. Whether it's a communication error between your thermostat and your system, or it's simply an air filter that hasn't been changed in a while, we'll get to the bottom of any problem.

Call us immediately if you experience any reoccurring problems with your HVAC system because you might be heading toward a complete breakdown. Our team is always available for help. Call us for any emergency services.

To help reduce those service emergencies, we offer the Mohr Peace of Mind Program to keep your comfort system running at peak performance.