Our home heating systems, including hot water tanks and furnaces, tend to get quite the workout during the winter months. A strain on these different home heating systems can cause sudden breakdowns that can leave your entire household out in the cold. The best way to prevent these emergency situations from occurring in your home is through regular maintenance. However, sometimes these situations are unavoidable—so here are a few tips for what to do when you find yourself in need of some emergency heating repair.
Don’t Attempt to Fix the Problem on Your Own
If your furnace or hot water heater breaks down on you unexpectedly, you may be inclined to try to solve the problem on your own. There are many reasons why this should be avoided. First of all, many furnace and water heater breakdowns may be connected to gas and electrical issues which can become a health and safety hazard if not dealt with properly. Secondly, you may end up making matters worse through DIY repairs. If you smell a burning or electrical smell coming from your furnace, for example, shut down your gas or electrical supply to your furnace and call a professional maintenance technician immediately to have the problem fixed as quickly and safely as possible.
Don’t Wait until It’s Too Late
A furnace or water heater emergency can happen at any time, even in the middle of the night. In these situations, time is often of the essence because if it’s left too long, these problems could escalate and become more serious, posing a potential health and safety risk to you and your family. If you experience sudden problems with your home heating system, don’t wait until it’s too late—contact us immediately at City Gas Company to have your home heating system professionally repaired no matter what time of day the breakdown is occurring. We have emergency staff prepared to help you with any home heating failure you may experience, so you can trust our certified and experienced technicians to solve your emergency heating situation quickly and conveniently. For all your emergency home heating system needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call at City Gas Company.