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What Do You Do When There’s No Warm Air from the Vents?

Your heating system is on, but you just can’t seem to get comfortable. You hold your hands up to the vents and immediately learn why: there isn’t any warm air coming through the vents! Obviously, this is a pretty big problem for any home comfort system, and you want the problem solved ASAP. Is there anything you can do to make it better?

What to Try When There’s No Air At All

If there isn’t any air coming from the vents at all—warm or cold—you might want to make sure the system is on. We know this seems pretty obvious, but it’s always possible that someone has tampered with the thermostat without you noticing, and the settings have not signaled the system to turn on in the first place.

You might also want to see if the system has tripped the circuit breaker. Try resetting the breaker that leads to the furnace, but call a technician if the heater has a bad habit of tripping the breaker.

What to Try When the Air Is Cold

If the air coming out of the vents is too cold, you should see that the thermostat has not accidentally been switched into “cooling” mode. If temperatures have been fluctuating lately, people in the home may forget that your particular model of thermostat must be set to “heat” before it can raise the temperatures and not lower them.

It’s also possible that you haven’t changed the furnace filter in a while. A dirty filter blocks airflow into the furnace, which might mean it has some trouble producing air that is warm enough for comfort.

When to Call a Technician

In all other cases, we really recommend calling a local technician. Attempting to repair a heater on your own could be costly—not to mention dangerous. A technician can quickly identify the problem and detail your options for a solution, ensuring that you get the best possible service for your important home comfort system.

For all your air conditioning needs in Atlanta, call the experts—Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.

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