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Heat For The Holidays: Preventing & Addressing Repairs

Family enjoying a holiday dinner

Don't let the small stuff ruin your holidays. A slow heater can eventually lead to a broken heater if it’s not addressed on time. When it comes to fixing a heat exchanger or other parts of your furnace, small issues never get better by themselves. 

Imagine you’re in the middle of your holiday party when you discover your heater has broken down.

Calling Wolfgang's Cooling & Heating today will be the best holiday choice you make today!

Fixing The Problem Anytime, Anywhere

It's the most wonderful time of the year until the toilet clogs, the faucet leaks, the circuit breaker blows a fuse, or the heater breaks. 

You can still have a joyous holiday season by taking advantage of special holiday savings. The holidays are a time for giving thanks, reconnecting with family, and celebrating the new year. There is so much going on at this time that little time is left for anything else, especially for HVAC repairs. You certainly don't want to have a cooling or heating emergency now, but when cold air starts blowing from your vents on a frigid winter night you know you’ll need to call for help.

Reliable Emergency Services

Feeling blessed is hard when you are in the middle of an HVAC emergency. That's why it's good to know that reliable emergency services are available in case you ever need them. A quick phone call to your reputable contractor is the first step.

You can count on prompt, reliable 24-hour repairs performed by certified, licensed technicians. Your issue will be resolved quickly, so you can get back to the important things, like eating turkey and drinking champagne.

Common Signs of a Broken Heater

Is your cozy haven turning into an icy retreat? A malfunctioning heater can spell big problems, leaving you shivering in discomfort. Keep an eye out for these common signs that your heater is crying out for attention:

  1. Cold Air Blues: If your heater is blowing out cold air when it should be a toasty warm breeze, it's a clear sign that something isn't working as it should. Don't dismiss this chill – it's your HVAC unit's way of waving a red flag.
  2. Pilot Light Peekaboo: Peek at your pilot light. If it's gone MIA, your heater is in distress. The pilot light should burn a steady blue flame. If it's flickering or has a different color, it's time to think about furnace repair.
  3. Check the Thermostat: Sometimes, the culprit is closer than you think. Ensure your thermostat is set correctly and functioning. A quick check might save you from bigger issues.
  4. Air Filter Woes: A clogged or dirty air filter can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. If warm air seems like a distant memory, try replacing or cleaning the air filter. It's a simple fix that can make a significant difference.
  5. Gas Line Glitches: For those with natural gas heaters, issues with the gas line can be serious. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, it's not a DIY moment. Contact professionals for immediate furnace repair.
  6. Circuit Check: Your HVAC unit relies on a functional electrical system. Check the circuit breaker – a tripped switch might be the root cause of your heater's tantrums.

No Heat, No Problem!

You are planning a family dinner and guests will be arriving shortly. Suddenly, your heating system fails. Don't panic, it's okay. Help is just a phone call away. A licensed technician can arrive at your home promptly in a fully-stocked truck ready to inspect your heater. They will determine the cause of the problem and, with your permission, resolve it. Before you know it, your heater is working again, just in time for the holiday dinner.

Prevent Emergencies With Annual HVAC Maintenance

The best way to avoid HVAC emergencies in the first place is by having an annual maintenance service plan. A trusted contractor will visit your home once a year to inspect and clean your HVAC system. Plan to have it done before the holidays, so you can rest easy that your heating system will be working optimally when your guests arrive and the celebrations begin.

Beware of Holiday Price Gouging

Unfortunately, if you need services during the holidays, some dishonest contractors will take advantage of your dilemma and hike their rates. They realize that not many other technicians are open this time of year and most customers just want to resolve their issue quickly so they can resume their holiday festivities.

Don't let this happen to you. A trusted, reputable HVAC company will always offer fair and honest rates, no matter the circumstance. If you think the heating service rate is overly high, move on and keep looking. For every dishonest contractor, many more honest ones will provide quality work at fair prices no matter what time of year it is.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff This Holiday Season

Heater broke? Having a good, working relationship with a trusted HVAC company is key to quick and easy repair. If you know that you have a good plumber just a phone call away, you will not have to worry if there is ever a cooling or heating emergency in your home. Keep their phone number close by.

We hope you don't have a problem any time soon, but if you do, don't sweat it! Call the reputable HVAC experts at Wolfgang's Cooling & Heating the next time you need repairs.