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Why Your Heater Keeps Shutting Down Too Soon

Heating problems in Hartford are serious business, especially in January with the kind of temperatures we’ve been experiencing this winter. If your heater keeps shutting off unexpectedly, it’s a big issue. A good repair technician will be able to hunt down the source of the problem and correct it for you, but the exact cause may vary.

Here are a few reasons why your heater keeps shutting down too soon:

  • Vent blockage: Heaters are usually equipped with a safety device designed to shut the unit off if the internal temperatures get too hot. This is to prevent damage to the unit and maintain certain safety levels in your home. If the heating vents are blocked, the safety feature will kick in and the heater will shut off until it has a chance to cool down: even if your home hasn’t been heated yet.
  • The thermostat is faulty: A thermostat could misread the temperature due to a problem with its internal gauges. Or it could be poorly placed in your home: subjected to drafts or warm spots that don’t accurately reflect the internal temperature.
  • Electrical overload: If an electrical component inside the heater is overloaded, it could trigger the circuit breaker, cutting off power to the entire unit. If you have to keep resetting the breakers in order to make the heater function, this is likely the problem. A trained technician can isolate the problematic component and repair or replace it to restore functionality to your heater.

Understanding why your heater keeps shutting down too soon is the first step to solving the problem. The next comes with contacting a qualified Hartford heating technician like those at Dynamic Mechanical. Give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad that you did!

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