What to do if you find yourself in need of a 24-Hour Emergency Furnace Repair : A Step-by-Step Guide
Updated: Oct 11
Facing a sudden furnace breakdown during the chilly winters of Calgary can be a daunting experience. The good news is that Airology, your trusted HVACR experts, are here to help. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the essential actions to take when confronted with an emergency furnace repair situation. Our goal is to ensure your family's comfort and safety while minimizing the stress associated with unexpected heating system problems.
Step 1: Safety First Your safety should be your top priority. If you notice any unusual smells, such as gas or burning odours, turn off your furnace and gas supply immediately. Open doors and windows to ventilate your home. If you suspect a gas leak, leave your home and contact emergency services by calling 911 (if you are in the Calgary Area) for more information you can check out https://www.calgary.ca/emergencies/gas-outage-leak.html
Step 2: Check your thermostat Before calling for professional assistance, verify that your thermostat is set to "heat" and the desired temperature. Sometimes, a simple thermostat adjustment can resolve the issue.
Step 3: Inspect the Circuit Breaker Check your home's electrical panel for any tripped circuit breakers. If the furnace's circuit breaker is tripped, reset it and see if the furnace starts working again. If it continues to trip, avoid resetting it repeatedly and call Airology for expert assistance.
Step 4: Change the Air Filter A clogged or dirty air filter can cause your furnace to overheat and shut down. Locate your furnace's air filter and replace it if it's dirty. Clean filters can also significantly improve your furnace's efficiency. Note (If you do not have a spare air filter it is ok to remove it completely and pick up a new filter the following day)
Step 5: Check for anything blocking vents and registers Ensure that there are no obstructions around the furnace and heating vents. Remove any items blocking the airflow, as they can hinder your furnace's performance.
Step 6: Inspect the Pilot Light If you have a gas furnace, check the pilot light. If it's out, follow the manufacturer's instructions to relight it. If you're unsure or uncomfortable doing this, contact Airology for assistance. Note ( most newer furnaces do not have pilot lights , there are several different types of furnace ignition systems so don’t be worried if your furnace does not have a pilot light)
Step 7: Reset the Furnace Some furnaces have a reset button. If you've checked the previous steps and the furnace still isn't working, try resetting it. Consult your furnace's manual for guidance.
Step 8: Contact A Professional. If you've followed the above steps and your furnace is still not functioning or you suspect a more serious issue, it's time to call Airology 587-837-4111. Our experienced HVACR technicians are available 24/7 to provide prompt and reliable furnace repair services. When you contact us, be prepared to provide details about your furnace, the problem you're experiencing, and any steps you've already taken.
Step 9: Stay Warm Safely While waiting for our technicians to arrive, use alternative heating sources like electric space heaters or blankets to stay warm. Never use your oven or stove as a heating source, as it can be hazardous.
Facing a furnace emergency can be stressful, but with the right steps and the help of Airology's 24-hour furnace repair services in Calgary, you can regain warmth and comfort in your home quickly and safely. Contact us today at 587-837-4111 or https://airology.ca
Remember, your safety always comes first, so never hesitate to contact emergency services (911) if you suspect a gas leak or any life-threatening situation. Trust Airology to keep your home cozy and your family safe during any heating system crisis.