|No heat – furnace not working? Nothing is more frustrating than paying for an emergency service call only to find out it was something simple you could have fixed yourself.
Here are some tips to save on an emergency call when you heating is being problematic.
Try these before calling for an emergency technician.
When the heat goes out – your 11 point check list:
Electrical Panel Check
Warning: If the breaker keeps tripping or the fuse keeps blowing, homeowner should call for service.
Still can’t make the heating work? Give us a call and I will do what I can to assist you to save you that emergency call.
Please note if you have a boiler system – they are not designed for temperatures below minus 20, which means your house could be cooler than normal – this may be normal if you are in an older home. If you are in a newer home with really good insulation the boiler should have no problem keeping up with the demand.
If you find it cooler than normal you can help warm up your home with additional heat from different sources – small portable heaters (Canadian Tire has them on sale) or if you have a fireplace that will add heat to the house making it more comfortable. (WARNING: Be sure to follow the instructions on any portable heating systems to avoid house fires or electrocution).
If you find the temperature continues dropping and does not remain consistent and you have tried all our tips here – you need to get a technician to help diagnose the problem. We can help.
Click the chat box or give us a call at 613-224-0041 and we will do what we can to assist you.
Wishing you a warm and cozy winter!
Kay Francis and the entire Francis Family team
Serving YOU is all we do since 1933!