At some point, everyone needs to have their home heating system professionally repaired. In some instances, this need may constitute an emergency. Several factors go into determining which heating issues constitute an emergency, including the ones discussed here.
When a Heating Problem Occurs
One of the most prominent factors that can lead to an issue becoming an emergency is the time at which it happens. What season it is, the time of day, and more should be considered.
First, consider how cold it is outside when your heating goes out. Most of the days around Herald are fairly mild, but some evenings in the winter can get dangerously cool. If the temperature is cool enough to cause your home to get frigid or cause possible frozen pipes, that constitutes an emergency.
Time of Day
The time of day your problem happens is also a consideration. Night-time and weekend issues constitute an emergency when the temperature will put your home or safety in jeopardy.
Other Sources of Heat
The final context is whether you have a safe source of heat for your home. This could be a fireplace or an electric space heater. It may not be enough for your entire home, but enough to keep both you and your home safe. If you have a secondary heat source, you don’t have to handle the issue as an emergency.
There are some safety concerns that immediately elevate your heating problem to the level of an emergency. If you have any reason to believe that a heating malfunction jeopardizes your health and the health of your family, leave your home if you can safely do so and call Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning for help.
Smoke or Sparks
If you have smoke or sparks coming from any part of your heating system, that is immediately an emergency. With both smoke and sparks, shut the system down, contact emergency services first and then contact your HVAC repair partner.
Fuel or Refrigerant Leaks
If your system is leaking refrigerant from a heat pump or fuel for a furnace, these are both emergency situations. Leaking fuel creates an immediate fire concern and leaking refrigerant is a major health and environmental concern. This should again be a call to emergency services first, then possibly your utility company in the case of a fuel leak, and then your HVAC service partner.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
If your carbon monoxide alarm is going off, chances are you have a cracked heat exchanger. The first call should be to emergency services and the second would be to a trusted HVAC service partner.
When proper owners around Herald need help keeping their homes comfortable and safe, they call Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning. Our team provides AC and heating repair, maintenance and installation, including emergency repair services, along with indoor air quality solutions. Call our team for your heating repair, whether it’s an emergency or not.