Why Is My Heater Not Working?

Why Is My Heater Not Working?

With colder months approaching, it’s time to make your home warm and cozy by turning on the heat. Different types of heaters can be installed in homes, some of which include furnaces, boilers, radiant floor heaters, heat pumps, and ductless systems. If you are still experiencing cold air, it is very likely that there is an issue with your heater. Learn about some of the various reasons why your heater may not be functioning properly with the experts at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 


Lack of heat may be due to the heater deteriorating because of age. Wall heaters, for example, typically last anywhere from 8 to 12 years. If the heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it won’t perform as well as it used to and develop problems such as damage to its ductwork, heat exchanger, or other parts. 

Dirty Air Ducts

Over time, air ducts can accumulate various contaminants, including dirt, dust, mold, dander, and more. These all can affect the air quality in your home, which can also result in health risks and discomfort. Additionally, having dirty air ducts can affect temperature as the unit has to work harder to function. If your heating unit isn’t working properly, dirty ducts may be responsible. 

Poor Ductwork

Poorly installed ductwork can result in inaccurate airflow and temperature. If you are wondering why your home isn’t heating up, it may be due to a leak in the ductwork, undersized ducts, or improper insulation. 

Pilot Light Is Out

For homes with floor furnace heaters, it is possible that the pilot light is out. The pilot light is a flame that, when in contact with gas, allows a gas-fired appliance to turn on. If the pilot light is not lit, there will be no heat. Reasons why a pilot light may be out include excessive wind, a damaged heat exchanger, and problems with the gas valve.

If Your Heater Is Not Working Properly, Call Stephens

Come home to a warm house with heating services from Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We know how uncomfortable and frustrating it is to be cold despite paying to have a working source of heat. If you can’t figure out why there is a lack of heat when your heater is on, you can count on Stephens to help. An experienced member of our team will assess your situation and make repairs or replacements as necessary. We proudly offer wall heater replacement, floor heater repair and maintenance, thermostat replacement and installation, furnace repair and maintenance, and vent service. Don’t continue to suffer through the chilling winter temperatures. Contact our experienced team today for prompt, reliable service. Our mission is to provide reputable repair services for any income to residential and commercial spaces and we look forward to upholding this for each and every customer. Stephens has been a trusted local plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company since 1986. We are licensed and insured to bring you guaranteed quality.