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What to Do When Your Furnace Breaks Down in the Middle of Winter

Furnace Emergency Repair

Winter in Hamilton can be brutal, and the last thing you want is for your furnace to give out in the middle of a freezing night. If you ever find yourself in need of emergency furnace repair in Hamilton and the surrounding areas, don't let the cold weather get to you. Here are a few things to bear in mind should you suffer a Furnace breakdown.


What Should I be Doing?

The first and most crucial step in dealing with a malfunctioning furnace is to remain calm. While you may be tempted to attempt DIY repairs, it is recommended that you seek the help of a professional. Furnace repair involves complex mechanisms, and trying to fix it yourself can lead to severe injuries and extensive damage to the furnace.


Next, put on multiple layers of clothing and prepare extra blankets, especially at night. You may also consider temporarily using space heaters in well-ventilated areas but read the instructions and use them cautiously to avoid accidents.  Are your Curtains and window blinds open or closed? Change them based on time and weather. Anything to increase the Humidity of your home and track down any drafts to block and heat from escaping. These steps allow you to stay warm and comfortable until your furnace is up and running again.



Broken Furnace

If you suspect that your furnace is not functioning properly, there are a few steps you can take to diagnose the issue before reaching out to a professional. Start by ensuring that your thermostat is set to heat and that the batteries are functioning correctly. After that, examine the furnace filter for any signs of buildup or blockages that may be impeding airflow. If you happen to hear any unusual sounds or notice any peculiar odors emanating from the furnace, it may indicate a more significant issue requiring professional attention. In such cases, it's best to contact us right away so that we can help you out!


Furnace Maintenance

Don't let a chilly winter catch you off guard! Regular furnace maintenance is essential in preventing unexpected breakdowns. Ensure your furnace is in top shape by scheduling annual inspections and tune-ups with Aire One West Heating & Cooling. Our experienced team recommends replacing the furnace filter every one to three months to maintain optimal airflow and indoor air quality. We're proud to offer affordable, reliable, and effective furnace services to Hamilton and the surrounding areas. Trust us to keep your winters cozy!



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