A power outage or malfunctioning heating system can be one of the most frustrating and inconvenient things that can happen in your home. If you find yourself without heat, the best thing to do is to contact an experienced HVAC professional, like Air Rescue.
But what should you do in the meantime? Here are some tips on managing a heat outage and keeping your family safe and comfortable until help arrives.
Check Your Thermostat
The first thing you should do if your heat goes out is to check your thermostat to ensure it’s set correctly and shows the right temperature. If not, try replacing its batteries or resetting it, as this might be all that’s needed for the system to start working again. If it still doesn’t work, it’s time to call for help from a professional.
Look for Obstructions
If the air from your vents seems weak or uneven, that could mean something is blocking them. Check all your vents for any objects that could obstruct the airflow and remove them before calling a technician.
Check Your Furnace Filter
You should replace your furnace filter every three months to ensure optimal performance. Clogged filters can reduce airflow and cause problems with your HVAC system. If you have yet to change yours, now might be a good time to do so!
Look for Obvious Problems
If the thermostat is working fine, there could be other problems causing your heating system not to work correctly. Look around for broken fans or loose wires since these can easily cause issues with a furnace or air conditioner unit. Turn off any appliances in the area, such as space heaters or electric blankets, as these might draw electricity away from your heating system. If you notice nothing wrong with your heating system, call Air Rescue immediately so they can look at it and diagnose any potential issues.
Shut Off The System
If you don’t feel comfortable troubleshooting the issue, you can always shut off the power to avoid any further damage while waiting for an HVAC technician to arrive at your home. This will prevent further damage while also reducing energy costs and protecting against fire hazards from short circuits or overloading of electrical systems due to faulty wiring connections within the heater itself. Once an HVAC technician arrives on-site, they will inspect everything and make sure everything is working properly before turning on the power again – so don’t worry!
A heat outage can be inconvenient, but with proper precautions and quick action, you can significantly reduce its impact on your comfort and safety while waiting for technicians to arrive at your home.
At Air Rescue, we want our customers to stay safe and warm this winter season. We offer comprehensive inspections and regular maintenance services to keep your HVAC systems running smoothly, no matter how cold it gets outside! If you have questions about your HVAC system or want to schedule a maintenance appointment, visit our website or call us at 813-612-5600 today!