For many homeowners, our heating systems simply operate in the background with the minimum of fuss. This means that it can come as a great shock when we turn on our heating but warmed air fails to come out of the vents. So, what should you do to solve the problem as quickly as possible? Check for Any Air: The first step to resolving this issue is to check if your ducted gas heating system is emitting any air. If there is neither cold or warm air coming out of the vents, your system may not even be on. While this seems obvious, there is a possibility that someone in the household has adjusted the thermostat and this means the system has not been triggered to turn on when you expect it. Check Your Thermostat Settings: Speaking of your thermostat; if the air coming out of your vents is cool, you should take a moment to check your thermostat settings. Most ducted gas heating systems will have a “cooling” mode on the thermostat and it is possible that this may have been accidentally engaged. Once you have ensured that your thermostat is set to heating mode, you should try to turn up the temperature and see if the system heats up. It may be possible that a sensor in the thermostat is malfunctioning which means that the ambient temperature in the room is being incorrectly measured.
Check Your Filters: Your heating system is likely to have several filters, which are designed to capture any dust and debris to improve air quality and prevent these particles from entering the machinery. However, if your filters have not been changed regularly, they can become clogged with debris, compromising the airflow. Many heating systems have a safety override which means that system will not operate if there is inadequate airflow. In this scenario, cleaning or replacing the filters is usually sufficient to restore airflow and trigger heating. Call in a Technician: If you have still not been able to resolve the issue, it is time to call in a technician. Remember that your heating system is complex and attempting to conduct a repair can end up being far more costly than calling in a specialist. A professional HVAC specialist will be able to identify the underlying issue quickly and offer guidance for repairs or replacement. If you would like to learn more about ducted gas heating, Perth property owners should speak to us. The Gas Air team would be happy to evaluate your heating system to offer advice on the most effective and efficient options available.