Emergency Heating Services
When you need heating repair, it’s important to call in a professional as soon as possible. Waiting can cost you more in the long run and may even cause your system to break down completely.
Often, heating problems can be prevented with regular maintenance by an experienced technician. Whether it’s changing the air filter, lubricating moving parts or replacing worn out components, an annual checkup will keep your furnace running well and reduce your energy bills. However, unexpected problems do arise from time to time.
If your heat pump isn’t keeping up or you have a clogged reversing valve, it’s best to turn on your emergency heat setting until an HVAC expert can come take a look at it. You should only turn on emergency heat for short periods of time, and it’s important to have a back-up heat source available in case you need to stay warm.
An EM (emergency) setting on your thermostat will activate your backup system, usually a gas or oil furnace second-stage system, when supplemental heating is needed. This bypasses your heat pump, and uses the backup system to bring in hot water or electricity. The system will automatically switch to EM mode during certain low temperature times, but you can manually activate it when necessary. It’s important to note that EM heating will increase your electricity bill and puts a strain on your backup system. It should only be used for a few hours at a time until your heat pump can be fixed or thawed. Emergency Heating services