Heating Troubleshooting – What to Check Before Calling on Us
The majority of the time, when it comes to anything related to your heating system, we would say – call a pro! Attempting to DIY your way through service that has taken our technicians years to learn and master, is not something you are likely to pick up in a matter of minutes thanks to an informative video on YouTube. It's not only a bad idea, it's potentially dangerous and can easily lead to serious injury.
Simply put, this is work best left to the industry experts. However, that being said, one exception to that would be trying to diagnose the severity of your heating repair problems.
The last thing that you want is to end up stuck in the middle of the coldest winter night, without operational heat. If there is a chance of finding something small and being able to rectify the situation without the need to call in a professional – more power to you.
A Quick Overview
When your heat goes out, it's not just an inconvenience, it is a matter of keeping yourself and your family protected. Winter weather can lead to serious health issues, if you are left without a functional heating system, even in San Antonio. Not to mention, this can also cause other problems in your home, such as burst pipes.
As silly as it sounds, it always starts with making sure your system is getting power. Is it on? Are there any tripped breakers? Do you have the heat set to the right temperature? You would be surprised by the number of times we have been called to take care of an emergency repair job, only to find out the thermostat has accidentally been turned way down.
Check that your programmable thermostat is not in need of batteries. Your thermostat is the entire brain of your heating and cooling system. If it ceases to work properly, it will take your entire HVAC down with it. Also, make sure that you have not set your SmartPhone app for the home automation system to do something odd like turn the temperature down ridiculously low during the night. When first learning how to remotely operate a home automation system, mistakes like this are often made.
Have you checked your air filter? If you hear your system running but don't feel it working, check your filter. These are meant to be replaced once a month, but this is a task that often gets overlooked. A dirty filter restricts the air flow, eventually blocking it completely.
Or has your pilot light gone out? You still may be more comfortable letting a professional handle this task for you, however, you will at least be able to point them in the right direction. By knowing what task to take care of, this saves precious time and will help ensure that your heat is back up and running, in no time flat.
Get Professional Help
At Service Now San Antonio, we have been addressing the service needs of our local clients since 1980. We have a unique professional bond with many of our regular clients; it helps to know a pro who already knows your system. Our dedication to quality work is how we are able to offer our “Fixed Right or Fixed Free!” guarantee, a pledge that we stand behind.