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About Heating Emergency Repairs

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Heating is a nice thing for everyone to have in the winter. However, for some households, it's a necessity. When you live in an area where the winters get very cold, then you need to have your heater turn on and function properly. There are times when something can go wrong with the heater and you can wait to have it repaired until a technician can come to you according to their regular repair schedule that will take place on weekdays during business hours. However, there are also times when you can't do without the heating or something else is going on with it and you need someone to come out right away, no matter what day or what time it is. This is when you call for emergency heating repair services. Here are examples of when you want to call for those emergency services: 

It's after hours and your thermostat won't work

If it's after regular hours and you can't get the thermostat to turn on the heater, then you can check to make sure a fuse hasn't blown. But if this isn't the case, then you will need to get a technician out to fix whatever is wrong with the thermostat or you aren't going to be able to get the heater to work for you. 

It's after hours and the heater is blowing cold air

If you turn on your heater when it is very cold and it only blows more cold air, then you need to call someone out to fix the system, even if it is after hours. An emergency technician can come out to get it blowing warm again. Keep the system off until they arrive to avoid making the house even colder than it already is. 

There is the smell of gas

If you smell gas and you use a heater that uses gas as its heating source, then you want to shut off your emergency gas valve immediately and call for an emergency heating repair technician to get out to you right away. 

Your carbon dioxide monitor is going off

If you have your carbon dioxide detector going off, then this is an emergency and you need to get someone out to look at your system immediately. When this happens, you want to turn off the system, open all of the doors and windows in your home that you can, and make sure you get all people and pets out of the house until it has been cleared as safe to re-enter. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal, and there is no smell to it, so all you have to go off of is the detector.

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