Electric Baseboard

My Electric Baseboard Heater Not Working?.

We are so happy that we called Joel and his team to repair our furnace. We were without heat for a week or so. We had contacted a few companies and none were able to properly diagnose our problem, instead we had 3 parts replaced and our heating system still did not work! Hundreds of dollars later we were lucky to be referred to Knowledge HVAC (and that is the perfect name for them, because they are quite knowledgeable!) Joel was able to come the same day and diagnose the problem for us. We hired him and his team to repair our furnace the next day, they were fast and efficient and we now have some heat finally! We are so happy we called them. I give them 5 stars for excellent service! I will definitely call them again if needed and will recommend them to my friends and family. Very pleasant experience, very nice guys! Reasonable rates.
Julian Whike
Aaron was very thorough and got our system running again
Andy Li
Had my furnace fixed by Odaine. Overall very satisfied with his service. Quick fix and detailed explanation. Will recommend.
Amazing service and courteous staff. Came the next day for emergency service and got my heat back on. Pricing wasn't too crazy either. Definitely recommend this company for your HVAC needs
Dmytro Nikulin
Installed Google Nest Power Connectots for Termostats. Good job!
Roberta Chaffe
Thank you for your quick, professional response regarding my commercial refrigeration! I would not hesitate to recommend this company!
Windy Hewitt
I called around for a quote, and Knowledge was the first to call back. He gave a quote and was able to help the very next day. Joel and his team is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Very reasonably priced. I had a gas line system installed on my food truck. They did an awesome job, and put in extra time to get the job done on schedule. The inspector was impressed with the installation, passed the inspection with no problem. Definitely recommend them to anyone!!!
Jeff Wong
Odaine was very competent, informative, polite, and thorough. He arrived early my permission and worked hard for a good review. He did a fantastic job. The company is fast and reliable.
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Why Is My Electric Baseboard Heater Not Working?

If your baseboard heater isn’t working, you should first check the settings of your thermostat. However, if the setting is ok, you should check your breaker panel and observe if you have any trip breaker. NOTE: Customers should not reset any breakers multiple times upon seeing a trip breaker in the panel. Therefore, if everything looks ok, you should then contact your local heating specialist to diagnose the problem. In contrast, there can be many issues with any of the electrical components of your unit. So give us a call today to book your appointment. This may save you and your family from being uncomfortable.

How Does An Electric Baseboard Heater Work?

An electric baseboard heater uses an electric element to provide heat inside the conditioned space. Whenever the thermostat calls for heat, it then closes the circuit, which allows an electric voltage to apply to the element. In addition, an electric current flows through the element, which allows it to produce heat. However, with the design of the metal fins inside the unit, heating the fins and the surrounding air will be a lot faster. Therefore, by doing so, cold air is then pulled into the heater as the warm air rises, creating a convection flow.

What Can Happen If My Baseboard Heater Won’t Turn Off?

A baseboard heater that runs nonstop, is a sign of a defective thermostat. Therefore, operating your heat with a malfunctioning thermostat, will increase your energy bill and also could start a fire. So if this should happen, customers should turn the breaker off to that unit and get in touch with us right away. In addition, customers should always pay close attention to their heating system to avoid this problem. All baseboard heaters are equipped with a high limit switch. This switch is installed to protect the system from overheating which could end in starting a fire. NOTE: It is a violation of the manufacturer policy to bypass this part and will void all warranty.

Why Do I Smell A Burning Odor Coming From My Baseboard Heater When It Runs?

As the baseboard heater heats up for the first time, after the offseason, you might smell something burning. Often the smell is from burned dust that has collected on the vents during its off period. This smell usually goes away after a few minutes.  Therefore, customers should not panic and should just wait for a few minutes of operation.

Can I Clean My Baseboard Heater?

Yes, you can. However, customers should wait for the heater to cools down, this will prevent you from getting burnt. Customers should always ensure the heater surrounding is clean and clear of all combustibles items. In addition, you can also clean the fins from dust with the use of a brush. Contact Knowledge HVAC & Refrigeration today and speak to one of our heating specialists.