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How to Handle a Heating Emergency

Why is it that heating systems always seem to fail on the coldest day of the year? At One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we know that HVAC problems can be stressful. That’s why we’ve devised this guide to help you keep your cool during a heating emergency.

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Turn the System Completely Off

While there are many different types of heating emergencies, the safest thing to do in any scenario is to turn your HVAC system off at the thermostat in order to prevent fire, CO, or gas leak hazards. You should also shut off any natural gas valves in order to prevent a gas leak.

Call One Hour Heating and Air

Don’t ever try to fix the problem yourself! Furnaces and boilers are serious pieces of equipment that can cause serious damage or even death if not handled properly. So please, leave it to the professionals to diagnose and remedy the issue.

Our staff are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—and always ready for a heating emergency.

Prevent Cold Air from Coming Into Your Home

Keep windows and doors closed. You may even want to place blankets or other types of insulators at the base of doors as an added preventative measure against drafts. It’s important to maintain a stable temperature in your home in order to prevent freezing pipes or other serious complications.

Find an Alternative Heat Source

Electric space heaters are the most common option for auxiliary heat. And although they’re not recommended for use over extended periods of time or to heat large spaces, they can help to maintain a stable temperature indoors until you can remedy the problem.

Prevent Future Heating Emergencies

Many heating emergencies can be avoided by scheduling routine heating tune-ups. This is a service we are proud to offer and we encourage you to reach out at any time to set up your appointment with us.

Whether you’re up against an immediate heating emergency, or simply trying to find ways of preventing future HVAC problems, we are here to help. If you have any concerns at all about the condition of your heating system, give us a call to schedule maintenance or service.

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