A heating emergency is considered to be any issue with your heating system that threatens the safety of anyone within your home. Heating emergencies can present themselves in many different forms, so it’s important to be aware of the signs that can indicate a possible emergency.
In the latest blog post from Schebler Heating and Air, we’ll discuss some possible heating emergencies to help you know what to look out for. The quicker that you identify a possible heating emergency, the quicker that you can reach out to your local HVAC company for emergency heating services.
Your Carbon Monoxide Detector is Going Off
Fuel-burning appliances can leak carbon monoxide if the burning of the fuel is incomplete. It’s a colorless and odorless gas, so you won’t be able to detect it on your own.
Carbon monoxide is very dangerous and should be taken seriously. As soon as you hear your carbon monoxide detectors going off, you need to exit the home immediately. Even just a few minutes of inhaling carbon monoxide can lead to serious injury or even death.
After evacuating the home, be sure to contact the local authorities immediately. They’ll be able to identify the source of the carbon monoxide leak and alert you to when it’s safe to return inside. If the cause of the carbon monoxide leak was your heating system, contact your local HVAC company for emergency heating repair services.
You Smell Burning Odors
If you’re just smelling a burning odor after turning your heating system on for the first time of the year, don’t panic. The smell can likely be attributed to dust and dirt that has built up on the heating system while the system hasn’t been in use over the past few months.
However, a prolonged burning smell can have far more serious implications. If the odor smells like burning plastic, turn off your heating system immediately and call for emergency heating services. Your system’s motor might be overheating, or there might be a problem with the unit’s wiring. Either issue can lead to serious damage.
A Complete Lack of Heat
Fall and winter temperatures can quickly present danger without a functional heating system. If your furnace, boiler, or heat pump has suffered a complete system breakdown, it won’t be able to provide your home with heat. This is an emergency situation.
To ensure that you get the heat back up and running as quickly as possible, contact a professional HVAC company for 24/7 emergency heating repair services. No matter the time or day, they should be able to provide you with the service that you need in order to stay safe and comfortable all season long.
You Notice Electrical Issues When the System is On
Have you seen flickering lights when your heating system turns on? Or have you noticed that your circuit breaker trips every time a new heating cycle begins? If so, you might have a circuit overload or exposed wiring that could lead to a fire if left unrepaired. Contact your local HVAC company immediately in order to have your system inspected, diagnosed, and repaired.
Contact Schebler Heating and Air for Emergency Heating Services
Schebler Heating and Air provides the Quad Cities area with high-quality emergency heating services. No matter the time or day, we’ll provide you with the heating services that you need in order to stay safe and comfortable. We’re proud to be available when you need us most. Contact us today for 24/7 emergency HVAC services.