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Why Does My Heater Keep Turning Off

Get QuickAir
5 Jun 2020
2 Min Read

Do you have a heater that keeps turning itself off? There are several reasons as to why your heater installation could be running amok. Your best bet is to always talk to a company, like ours, that offers heater repair. This is probably the best way to get to the bottom of any heater issues. On this page, we want to introduce you to some of the most common reasons as to why a heater may keep turning off.

1. Unclean Filters

At the very minimum, you should be having a heater service carried out at least once per year. The purpose of this will be to carry out heater maintenance. It will help to clear out your filters, for instance.

One of the main reasons why heaters turn off is due to unclean filters. If your filters are clogged, the heater is likely to overheat which, of course, will shut down the unit as a precaution. So, if you haven’t had a heater service carried out in at least once a year, then it is likely that your filters are the issue.

2. Clogged Air Vents

Make sure that none of the air vents in your home are clogged or shut up. If they are, then the heater is prone to switching itself off. This is because it is not getting the air that it needs to heat up. This will just shut the heater off. This is a problem that will likely continue until you have unclogged your air vents. Remember; a regular heater service can help to identify any issues.

3. Faulty thermostat

The thermostat is one of those devices that can break rather easily. The problem is that it can be pretty difficult to spot when your thermostat is broken. So, if you have no clogged air vents and you have had maintenance carried out in the past year, then you can assume that the problem is likely with your thermostat.

So, what can cause a faulty thermostat?

Well, if it is in the wrong location. If it is close to a radiator or the heat of the sun, then it will likely stop working as effectively. It will certainly not give you a correct readout. The thermostat may end up thinking that the room is a little bit hotter than it actually is.

In other cases, you may just have batteries that need to be replaced. So, replace them. If there is still an issue, then your thermostat may need tinkering with, or it may need to be replaced completely. You can’t do this yourself, so get in touch with a heater repair company that can do it for you.

Have repairs carried out

Honestly, there are not that many issues you can solve on your own when it comes to your heater turning itself off. If it isn’t one of the problems listed previously, then it is likely your heater needs proper repair. Let QuickAir expert to do this for you. It is the safest and most effective option. Give us a call on 1300 730 896