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Dealing with a Failing Heater

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There’s nothing scarier to a homeowner than being in the middle of the winter or spring and your heater starts dying out of nowhere. It’s not just scary because you’re anticipating a large repair or replacement bill in the future, but it can also be downright dangerous if outdoor temperatures are too low.

This is a fate that can and should ultimately be avoided. While having a catastrophic heater failure can only really be fixed by utilizing the help of a professional, many problems with heaters that we see tend to be fixable as long as a homeowner has some knowledge with how their system works.

While calling for heating repairs in McKinney is the best move you can possibly make, if you’re waiting for a professional heater repair technician to arrive, you might as well get to work trying to make some changes that might keep your heater alive long enough to heat your home!

What You Can Do

We’re not here to talk about what exactly a professional technician can do. Obviously, a member of our team isn’t going to leave you without heat on a cold day, so you’ll definitely be presented with a few options to keep your home heated.

What we’re here to talk about is those few hours of panic before you get the help of a professional. When your heater is failing and your temperatures are starting to drop, there’s a great set of things you can do to try and mitigate further damage.

Don’t Panic

First things first, don’t panic. Our team is available 24/7, every day of the year, which means you’ll only be waiting a short while before we’re there to take care of you. If you’re really concerned that your heater is failing, we’ll be there in no time to help you out. Not every HVAC contractor can promise this kind of schedule, so if you need help fast—call us.

Check Your Thermostat

More often than not, what seems like a failing heater is actually a failing thermostat. The thermostat is the brain of your heating system, which means if it starts to shortcircuit or shut down, your heater will also start to malfunction. Check your thermostat to see if it’s set to the right temperature, or if it’s working at all. If not, then you can relax a little bit in knowing that repair costs will be lower if it’s just a problem with your thermostat.

Check the Power

Regardless of what you think might be the problem, it could be an issue with your electrical system. After all, there are a multitude of switches and wires that connect your heating system to your thermostat. Take a look and make sure the power switch on your heating system is set to “on” or “auto.” If it’s been set to off for some reason, then turning it on might fix the problem for now. If it’s set to on but it’s still not working, you’ll need a professional to fix it.

Remain calm, give us a call, and relax knowing that a professional heating service technician from Aire Texas team will never leave you in the cold.

Give Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. a call today. We’re doing it right the first time, every time!


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