February 20, 2024

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Common Reasons for Emergency Heating Repairs

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With the winter temperatures reaching all time lows, it is important to monitor your heater to ensure it is functioning properly. There are a number of problems people begin to notice around this time of year and many of these problems requires emergency repairs. Do you know what situations require the attention of emergency heating repair Cincinnati OH

You Have Auxiliary Heat that is Constantly Running

If you have a heat pump, the auxiliary heat will be your secondary form of heating. If you set your indoor temperature to a higher setting the auxiliary heat will come on. However, if the temperature outside is only considered mild and you set your indoor temperature to a high setting, the auxiliary heat should not come on. While there are many things that can cause your auxiliary heat to run in situations where it should be in standby mode, but only a professional HVAC technician can properly diagnose the problem. 

Strange Noises

Some heating systems make noises. You may notice these noises more when your home is quiet or at night. You should not always be alarmed if you hear noises from your heating system unless it is making a noise you have never heard it make before. Strange noises from your heating system are not something that should be ignored. You should make an emergency appointment with your HVAC professional. 

Insufficient Heat

When you are considering the topic of insufficient heating, keep in mind that we are not referring to your system being unable to heat your home to tropical temperatures when it is 19 degrees outside. All heating systems do have limitations and they do have to battle with outside elements to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. The only way to determine whether your system is failing to heat your home is to weigh the outdoor temperature against the indoor temperature of your home. If the outdoor temperature rises, but the temperature inside your home continues to decrease, your system most likely needs repairs. If your heater is unable to provide enough heat to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home, call an HVAC repairman right away. 

Heater Not Turning On

If any part of your heating system is failing to come on, schedule an emergency appointment with your HVAC technician. They can diagnose and repair problems associated with your thermostat, outdoor unit, and other features of your heating system. 

Before you call, there are a few things you can check to ensure that you really do need an emergency service call. The first thing you should check is the breakers associated with your furnace. If your furnace is gas, make sure the pilot light is still lit. Lastly, reset the thermostat. If you are unable to get your furnace to turn on, contact your HVAC technician. 

There are many other things that can go wrong with your heater that may require the help of a an HVAC technician to diagnose and repair the problem. Many of the problems associated with emergency winter heat repairs can be prevented through regular servicing. If you have an older furnace, have your furnace evaluated before extreme weather strikes in your area.