How To Reset A Lasko Heater

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Getting the HVAC systems up and working in your home can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Are you having trouble with your Lasko heater and think it may be time for a reset? Well, we've done plenty of research and have the answers waiting here for you. Let's check this out.

Luckily, resetting a Lasko heater shouldn't be very difficult. To start:

  1. Unplug your heater from the wall.
  2. Wait around ten minutes or until your system has cooled down.
  3. Plug your Lasko heater back into the wall, turn it on, and it's reset!

It's also worth noting that every Lasko heater, regardless of model, will come with a specific set of troubleshooting instructions, so if your system still has issues after being reset, you may want to refer back to those.

As we begin, we will cover all things Lasko heaters and discuss how to operate one. Whether you're new to the brand or have recently run into problems with your current system, we're here to offer some help. With that said, let's dive right into this post!

Halogen heater in the floor of the house, How To Reset A Lasko Heater

Why Isn't My Lasko Heater Working?

If you're having trouble getting your Lasko heater to work, there are a few ways to figure out what could be wrong. To begin:

  • Make sure your heater is plugged in.
  • Test your wall outlet to see if that may be the issue.
  • Check the circuit breaker in your home.
  • Double-check your Lasko's temperature settings.
  • Consider resetting your system.

Of course, your Lasko heater could also be defective if it's relatively new and showing signs of problems, which in that case, you can reach out to them here.

How Do You Start A Lasko Heater?

For those wondering how to start their Lasko heater, this won't be very hard. First, you want to connect your heater to a functional wall outlet and power it on.

Once you do that, you can set the temperature on your heater, which will most commonly be on the digital screen towards the top front of your system. Finally, wait between 15-30 minutes for your Lasko to start heating the space around it and adjust the temperature as needed.

What Does The Red Light Mean On A Lasko Heater?

The red light on a Lasko heating system essentially tells you that your heater is plugged in and receiving power. On top of that, you should still see this red light when your device is powered off and connected to the wall, so there's no reason to worry about it.

That said, once you disconnect your heater from a wall outlet, or if the power surges, you may see the red light turn off from your Lasko, which means it's time to double-check your wall outlet/power source.

How Long Does It Take A Lasko Heater To Start Heating?

Typically, a Lasko heating system should start to heat your space within the first 15 minutes of turning it on. Of course, this can depend on how cold your home is and whether you set your heater to a super high setting, so everyone will be different.

Again, you most likely won't feel a ton of warmth for a few hours from a space heater, regardless of brand, so you might want to put on a sweater in the meantime.

Why Is My Lasko Blowing Cold Air?

If your Lasko heater starts to blow cold air, this could mean you have it in the wrong mode. According to the brand, some of their heating systems also offer a FAN function, which will produce cool air instead of heat.

To fix this, find the HEAT setting on your device and make sure to turn it on. That said, your Lasko heater may also have a defective or damaged heating element, which in that case you should contact them directly.

How To Set The Temperature On A Lasko Heater

A space heater in a living room in a home

When it comes to setting the temperature on a Lasko heater, doing this won't be too hard. To get started:

  1. Locate the thermostat on your Lasko heater (will be digital for newer models).
  2. Turn your system on and use the (+) or (-) buttons to adjust the temperature.
  3. After choosing a preferred temperature, your heater's screen should flash a few times.
  4. Your Lasko will now show your room's current climate reading and begin heating accordingly.

You can also try Lasko's AUTO setting, which will show as an 'A' on your system's digital screen and will turn off your heater once the room reaches one degree above its set temperature.

This mode will also turn back on your heater automatically once the climate in your space goes one degree below your Lasko's set temperature, so it might be worth trying.

Setting Lasko Heater Temperature Tutorial

Here is a helpful video tutorial from Lasko's official ">YouTube channel discussing how to set the temperature on your heating system. In this video, they go into the details of troubleshooting the thermostat on your Lasko device and give insight into the various modes your heater offers.

Why Does My Lasko Heater Keep Turning Off?

A dirty filter will often cause a Lasko heater to turn off. There might also be dirt and dust around the vents on your system, which can also cause power loss.

That said, a good way to remedy this is to dust or vacuum all of the dirt off your Lasko heater, which should get it working smoothly the next time you want to turn it on.

How Do I Clean My Lasko Heater?

Hand wiping microfiber cloth on electric heater

For those wanting to clean their Lasko heater, you won't need more than a duster, soft rag, or vacuum. Like we said above, you can vacuum or dust the surface of your heating system to keep it clean, so there are a few ways to do this.

You can also try using a soft rag to wipe the vents and any dirt off your heater, which you might want to dampen before starting. With that said, Lasko heaters should not be taken apart during the cleaning process, as this can void their warranty, so try to keep your device in one piece.

Can I Keep My Lasko Heater On All The Time?

In general, you don't want to keep a Lasko heater on all the time. Besides being a fire hazard, keeping a heater on 24/7 can make the air in your house extremely dry and hard to breathe in.

This applies to any brand of heater, not just Lasko, so if your home feels warm enough, try to give your heater a few hours of downtime. Again, that's not to say you can't keep your heater on as long as you feel necessary; just try not to leave it unattended or constantly running.

Is It Safe To Sleep With A Lasko Heater On?

Woman warming legs near halogen heater at home

Following a similar theme as above, we don't recommend leaving your Lasko heater on while you're asleep. Considering that your heater could set on fire or get too warm during the night, it's not safe to keep it on while you aren't awake and alert.

According to Lasko's website, they recommend turning off your heating system overnight to prevent a safety risk, as well as your nasal passages and skin from becoming too dry.

Is A Lasko Heater Any Good?

Yes! Overall, we would say that a Lasko heater will do a good job of warming up your space. Considering the New York Times highly recommends the Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater for their 2022 list of best space heaters on the market, it's safe to say that Lasko makes a good product.

Lasko, as a brand, tends to take safety and quality very seriously for all of their HVAC systems and has a loyal customer fanbase, which speaks for itself. Again, a Lasko heater won't be able to warm up your entire house, but if you need it for your bedroom or home office, we think it's a great option to consider.

Do Lasko Heaters Come With A Warranty?

Yes, all Lasko heaters will come with a one-year limited warranty or longer depending on the system you purchase. According to Lasko, your product's user manual will list the specific period of the warranty coverage, so this could be different for everyone.

That said, if you can't find the warranty for your heater, you can always reach out to Lasko directly, so there are alternative ways to figure out your coverage.

The Wrap Everything Up

Whether you have a Lasko heater or plan to get one, it's good to know how to use it. From what we found, resetting a Lasko heating system is as easy as unplugging it, waiting about ten minutes, and then reconnecting it to a power source, so this won't be difficult.

You might also notice a red light on your Lasko heater, which indicates it's plugged in and ready to operate. When it comes to cleaning, we recommend using a vacuum, duster, or soft rag to wipe down any dirt/debris you see lingering on your device and try to keep it all in one piece to prevent voiding its warranty.

Regardless, make sure to turn off your heater at night and when you aren't home and don't be afraid to reach out to Lasko directly if you need help troubleshooting your system.

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