No Hot Air coming out? Central electric furnace

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Old 01-21-14, 08:02 PM
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No Hot Air coming out? Central electric furnace

Hi guys,

I live in Miami so I dont usually turn on the heat but its been getting kinda cold at night at the heat doesnt seem to be working. Basically i can set the thermostat to heat and turn it all the way up and the heat wont kick on. If I switch the fan to on instead of auto it will just blow lukewarm air neither cool or hot. Is this a problem with the thermomstat? The AC works fine
 
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Old 01-21-14, 08:07 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Before an HVAC guy jumps in I'll ask some basic questions.
Did you check to see if you have a circuit breaker that is tripped or off?
Do you feel air coming out the vents when the thermostat is set to heat?
Do you know if you have a heat pump or auxiliary heat?
 
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Thanks.

I did not check the circuit breaker.

There is no air coming out of the thermostat when its on heat.

Im not sure about the heat pumps
 
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Old 01-21-14, 08:17 PM
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A heat pump system is where the outside compressor runs to create heat and if it can't keep up..... the electric coils come on. Did your compressor used to run in the winter ?
 
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Man I really have no idea. I live in a 1 BR apartment and have. Small unit in a closet. When I look at it it says "Central Electric Heat Furnace". To be honesy I THINK it was working last winter but I dont really remember. Down here we obly need the heat for like a week or two usually.
 
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Anyone know anything I can do?
 
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Old 01-22-14, 08:15 PM
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If this is an apartment doesn't the building take care of these type of things? Do you have a landlord you can call?

There is no air coming out of the thermostat when its on heat.
No air will come out of the thermostat, it should come out of the vents. Check your circuit breakers to see if any are tripped or off. Setting the fan to "on" will only circulate the air around the apartment. When the stat is set to heat, and the temp is set higher than the room temp, the fan of the furnace should kick on and either your heat pump outside will run, or your heat strips in the furnace will turn on and heat the air.
 
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I understand man. I didnt mean the thermostat. When I set the thermostat to a higher temperature than the room is, the heat does not kick on. That's what I mean. If I force it on by setting the thermostat from auto to fan, just lukewarm air blows out
 
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Old 02-12-14, 11:57 PM
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When the thermostat calls for heat it should activate a relay called a sequencer. This item turns on the heat coils and the blower fan.

We're going to need an exact model number to give more info.
If you plan to fix it yourself you are going to need a voltmeter to make tests with.
 
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If it's not yours (aka a rental), don't try to fix it.
 
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