Furnace emergencies are never enjoyable and can be dangerous if they are in the dead of winter. Some HVAC emergency repairs are more threatening than others and require emergency appointments. However, there are minor fixes that you can do yourself.
Furnace systems operate without problems when properly installed and properly maintained by an HVAC certified technician. When a breakdown does occur, it is important to know the difference between an HVAC emergency and a regular heater repair. You can determine the complexity of the HVAC emergency by some simple investigation techniques.
1) Signs of Electrical Problems
Your home’s electrical system is critical in keeping your home operating at a comfortable level. If you notice that your lights flicker when your heating HVAC system cycles on, you may have an electrical problem with your HVAC unit. Attempting to identify the problem or fixing it yourself can lead to serious injury or death. It is best to leave electrical problems with your HVAC system to a trained technician.
That is why it is important to have a trusted professional to call when you have an HVAC emergency.
2) Loud or Unusual Noises
Loud and unusual noises identify problems. Finding the location of the noises can identify the problem with your system.
What are the different noises coming from your HVAC system?
Some of these noises do not seem like an emergency. However, if you hear unusual noises coming from your HVAC system components it is best to schedule an appointment to prevent additional damage to your unit.
3) Rapid Cycling of Your HVAC System
If your furnace turns on and off again in a rapid cycle it is a sign of the need for system maintenance. Many times replacing your HVAC system filter will fix this issue. If a new filter doesn’t solve the problem, you may have a more serious situation. There may be an issue with the blower motor and belts and both require the service of a professional.
4) Sulfur or Rotten Egg Smell
If you smell gas, leave your home immediately. Here are some additional safety measures to follow if you suspect a gas leak:
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