In the depths of winter, when you realize the temperature in your home is dropping, either gradually or all at once, you don’t want to fool around. For your family’s comfort and safety, you’ll want to arrange your heat pump or furnace repair as soon as possible.
That doesn’t mean you can’t check a few simple things yourself. First make sure your furnace (or other type of heating system) is getting power. The solution could be as simple as resetting a circuit breaker or hitting a furnace switch that inadvertently got turned off. These aren’t the sort of heater fixes that you’ll want to pay an HVAC contractor to perform.
If the loss of heat has been gradual, and the blower fan is continuing to push some warm air from the registers, take the time to check a few issues that might be at fault. Inspect the air filter to make sure it’s not dirty or clogged, and if it is, replace it with a fresh filter. Also, look at vents and registers in rooms to make sure they’re not blocked by rugs, furniture, drapes, boxes, etc. Over time perhaps a throw rug has shifted so it’s blocking the vent.
Call in the Furnace Repair Service Cavalry
If your troubleshooting steps don’t pay dividends, call your trusted heating service contractor. If you’re working with a top-flight HVAC business, such as Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning, you can expect a service technician to come out promptly, diagnose the problem in a reasonable period of time, then take action to effect the repair at a fair price.
Moreover, it’s the rare heating system repair business that offers a 100 percent upfront pricing guarantee. In the Cincinnati area, though, Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning offers this guarantee, abiding by an agreed-upon price for a repair, even if the repair ends up involving more than initially thought. Jansen’s technicians can be trusted to only fix what’s broken, as opposed to technicians at some unscrupulous businesses who find problems that don’t exist in order to justify the company’s minimum repair cost.
Jansen’s technicians also are trained to be on the look-out for issues in your system that may be negatively affecting energy efficiency and performance, even if that’s not specifically what they’ve been called to look at. Finding a small problem before it develops into a big problem can save you substantially in the future, both in what you pay on your monthly heating and cooling bills, in future HVAC repairs, and in the comfort of your family.