Heating and Furnace
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When your home is several degrees below your thermostat setting in the winter, you need a solution. Problems with your heating system can be a serious issue, since you rely on it to protect your plumbing and keep your household comfortable. At ARS/Rescue Rooter, we provide excellent emergency heating service.
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If you have a problem with your furnace, you deserve a quick response. The technicians at ARS/Rescue Rooter can help you address the issue promptly, with courteous attention and respect for you and your home. Book an appointment for service today!
When to Call for Emergency Heating Service
Since your heating system is designed to work mostly without your supervision, you might not notice much about it most of the time. It’s a good idea to pay some attention to it and listen to your instincts when they tell you that something is wrong. The system uses many parts to function, and each one must be in good condition for regular operation. Here are a few signs that you need to call for emergency furnace service.
As a property owner, you know when your home simply isn’t warm enough. Most people pick a couple of settings for the furnace, and they only occasionally adjust them throughout the winter. If your normal temperature doesn’t feel warm enough, it’s common to turn up the heat by a degree and see what happens. If your furnace does not reach the higher temperature, you have a problem. If it does, but it struggles to stay there, you should watch the operation and call for assistance. Insufficient heat may seem like a vague problem, but it is often a sign of bigger issues to come.
Your heating system completes a number of cycles per hour, designed to keep your home at the right temperature consistently. Cycles may only last for a few minutes, but they should reach the target temperature every time.
On occasion, a fault in the process causes the system to shut off prematurely. You’ll notice that the home isn’t as warm as it should be, since the furnace isn’t completing the cycle. There are several possible causes, including problems with the burner, filter, flue, and more. Although your heating system may seem to be functioning minimally, output may drop if you do not address the cause.
Your thermostat is a device that controls the operation of your heating and cooling system. A simple problem with the thermostat, such as a dead battery or a disconnected wire, can keep the rest of your system from operating correctly. Sometimes, the thermostat itself has a fault that you can’t fix by changing the batteries or reconnecting the wires.
Thermostats can have problems with the sensor, which the system uses to determine when to turn on and off. If your thermostat seems to be keeping the same temperature, but you know that it’s not right, it’s wise to book an appointment to inspect it.
No Furnace Operation
Sometimes, you turn on the heat and the furnace doesn’t do anything at all. There are a few reasons that your furnace might not operate, including a faulty connection to power or problems with the thermostat.
No operation might also be an indicator that there are serious issues with the equipment that have reached the breaking point. In any case, to protect your home and stay warm, you need to call our technicians for emergency service as soon as possible.
Cool Air Coming From the Vents
When you notice that your home isn’t the right temperature, it’s a good idea to get a feel for what is coming out of the vents. If the furnace isn’t working at all, you probably won’t notice any air coming through. If there is a problem with the heating element, you may feel room-temperature or cool air.
Calling for heating service is an important task in this case because your home may drop in temperature quickly. Making observations about the problem helps you to inform our technicians, so they can identify the cause.
Like any other piece of equipment, furnaces and other heating systems can overheat. It’s more likely to happen if the system is too small for the home. Overheating can also be the result of problems such as restricted airflow or dirty filters. A furnace that overheats is likely to shut down in the middle of the process. You may also notice a burning smell or other signs of stress on the system.
Heating systems are likely to make some noises during operation, particularly as the blower pushes air through the vents. A little noise may not be a sign of a problem, presuming that the sound is predictable and happens all the time. You should pay attention to any noise that is particularly loud or irritating, particularly if it occurs with other problems related to the system. Unusual noises include:
Screeching or grinding
Rumbling, even after the heat cycle is complete
These noises can be a sign that a part is wearing out or breaking. It’s a good idea to call our technicians for service, in case it is a serious fault requiring a prompt solution.
Sudden Increase in Energy Consumption
On occasion, you don’t notice a problem with your heating system until you get the utility bill. It is common to see your energy consumption for heat rise during the winter months, but it should follow a fairly predictable pattern.
When you receive a bill for an unusual amount, compare it to the same month last year. A sudden increase in energy use, without a change in your home temperature or heating strategy, could be a sign of a problem with the system. You should call our technicians to find out the source, to keep your heating system working well and your utility bills manageable.
Heating systems can run on electricity, but many use some type of fuel. Fuel, such as natural gas, propane, or heating oil, is a popular choice for furnaces and boilers because it can quickly produce a constant stream of heat. The main difference between a furnace and a boiler is that the furnace heats air to warm your home, while a boiler uses steam.
In either case, if you are burning fuel to generate the heat, it’s imperative that the line and connections are in good condition. A strange odor of rotten eggs is a sign that your natural gas line has a leak, which can be dangerous. In this case, you should vacate the home and call our technicians for assistance.
Benefits of Hiring ARS/Rescue Rooter
When you need a way to get your heating system working again, calling our emergency heating company is your best bet. Our technicians pass a rigorous set of standards for knowledge, experience, and customer service. We ensure that they are background-checked and drug-tested, too.
We aim to give you the best possible service every time and create a solution that completely addresses the problem. For prompt service on your heating system, call ARS/Rescue Rooter to book an appointment today!