While Southern California residents might still be sitting poolside, the rest of the country is gearing up for another long winter. And if last year’s chilling temperatures were any indication, it’s going to be another doozy. And while some homeowners and businesses are booking furnace repair appointments in the fall, others won’t even think about it until their heater suddenly stops working. That might not sound like a crisis now in the middle of Autumn, but come December, when the temperatures dip below freezing, a broken heater isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a full-blown emergency.
If it sounds like we’re exaggerating, then you either live in California, or you’ve never had to call heating and cooling services in the middle of winter. While most homeowners could go a day or two without heating, zero degree temperatures inside the house can be deadly for newborn infants and senior citizens. And for businesses like hotels, restaurants, and retail stores, a blown furnace is sure to drive customers straight out the door.
The 2 Keys To Avoiding Emergency Heating Repair!
If you want to avoid emergency furnace repair in the winter of 2015-2016, there are two preventative steps you can take. The first? When it comes to time to replace your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, only spend your money on the best heating and cooling systems. Not only will you save money on your monthly utility bills, but you’ll save money by avoiding regular heating and cooling repair services.
Second, spend the money to book regular HVAC maintenance. That means before winter starts, have an HVAC company come to inspect your furnace and vents, then again after winter to make sure your AC unit is ready to go. This will avoid nasty surprises in the middle of a winter blizzard. While many homeowners might think they can do without this expense, a hotel owner can’t afford to take that risk.
It’s Too Late, I Need Emergency Furnace Repair, NOW!!
So you’ve put off your annual HVAC inspection, and now your furnace isn’t working. The most important thing you can do right away? Don’t Panic! Chances are your city has a 24/7 emergency furnace repair service that can come to you, even if it’s snowing outside. If you’re lucky, your only problem is a faulty thermostat, and you’ll just end up paying your repair service $200 to change the batteries. If you’re unlucky, you could have much bigger problems.
If you need to call for emergency furnace repair, give your HVAC company as much information as possible BEFORE they arrive. Make sure they know if it’s a gas, electric, or oil furnace so they have all the tools they need for the job.
Remember: Don’t Panic, and Good Luck!