What Should I Do Before Calling For Emergency Furnace Repair?
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During the winter, your furnace is an integral part of keeping your home and your family safe and warm. Sometimes, when we experience issues with our heating system, we can panic and jump the gun, calling for emergency furnace repair when there’s actually a very simple fix to whatever issue your furnace may be experiencing. This winter, if you notice that your furnace has shut off or isn’t working properly, don’t panic! Before calling the experts at Fahrhall for emergency furnace repair, here are a few things you can do first.
Make Sure Your Furnace Wasn’t Accidentally Switched Off
The on and off switch to your furnace is usually on the wall nearby and often looks like a regular light switch. It can be very easy for someone passing through to accidentally switch the system off thinking it’s just a regular light switch, so before you call the experts, take a look to make sure that your furnace wasn’t simply accidentally shut off.
Check Your Thermostat’s Batteries
Dead batteries in your thermostat will cause your furnace to shut off or act erratically. If you find that your furnace isn’t acting properly or perhaps has shut down altogether, before calling the experts for emergency furnace repair, quickly check to make sure that your thermostat’s batteries don’t need to be replaced.
Check Your Thermostat’s Function
Sometimes when you’re changing the temperature on your thermostat, you can accidentally switch the system from the ‘HEAT’ function to the ‘COOL’ function. If you notice that your vents are blowing cold air to your home, quickly check to make sure that the thermostat wasn’t accidentally set to the wrong function.
Make Sure The External Pipes Aren’t Blocked
Your furnace has exterior intake/exhaust pipes on one of the outside walls of your home. Sometimes, the pipes can become clogged by snow, leaves, or other natural debris, causing the furnace to cease functioning. If you notice that your furnace has stopped functioning, take a look at its exterior pipes and make sure they’re not blocked by anything from the outside!
Check Your Furnace Filter
A clogged or overloaded furnace filter can cause your furnace to stop working. If your furnace has shut down, take a look inside and make sure it has a fresh, clean furnace filter. If you notice that your furnace filter is particularly dirty or clogged, this may be the reason for your issues.
If you experience sudden heating failure this winter, don’t panic,
the home comfort specialists at Fahrhall are here to help with 24/7 emergency heating service.
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions’ HVAC needs for over 50 years. Our number one priority is providing clients with reliable equipment and quality service.