Are You In Need of Emergency Furnace Repair In Salt Lake City?

What do you do if you wake up at 2AM and the heating system is out? The house is cold and you’re standing there in the middle of the night with no other source of heat.

Your first thoughts probably go to the cost of emergency heating repairs or, even worse, a new furnace. But, before you start worrying, let’s go through some troubleshooting steps you can try before calling us.

(1) Check the thermostat:

Many modern thermostats run off of batteries. If the batteries go out, the heating system is not going to get the signal to turn on. Changing batteries is easy to forget and, fortunately, easy to remedy. Change the batteries and see if the furnace kicks on.

(2) Check the filter:

If the furnace is running full blast, but you are only getting a bit of heat coming out, you may need to change the filter. A clogged filter prevents the free flow of air in and out of the furnace, which causes the flow of heated air to slow down drastically. Check the furnace filter and change it if it’s clogged.

(3) Check the circuit breaker:

Almost all furnaces are on a separate circuit tied into your breaker box. If the breaker trips, it will stop the furnace from working. Verify that the breaker is on. If it’s tripped, turn it fully off, then back on again. If the breaker stays in place, the furnace should start up. If it doesn’t, give us a call.

If you suspect you have a electrical repair need schedule a licensed electrician to do a thorough evaluation of your electrical system.

Salt Lake City’s Professional Furnace Repair:

ESCO Heating, AC, Plumbing & Electric is here to help you with all of your heating and cooling needs. We are a fully-licensed, locally owned and operated, HVAC contractor serving Salt Lake City and surrounding communities. Our team of HVAC experts can handle anything from routine maintenance to new system installations.