Going without heat during a cold winter month is no one’s idea of a good time. Unfortunately, heaters break and, usually, at the most inopportune time. When your heater isn’t working properly or at all, you need to call a reliable emergency heating company. You need to call Sky HVAC. What makes us so reliable? Well, we answer the phones, which means we can send a technician to your home quickly. We also practice flat-rate pricing, so you know what the repair will cost before any work is done.
Not repairing your heater when you need to can have severe consequences. What can have equally dangerous consequences is not knowing when your heater needs repair.
Here are a few things to look out for that will tell you it’s time to call for heater repair:
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night cold? Probably. It’s likely you grabbed a blanket, pulled it tight, and went right back to sleep. However, in the dead of winter, an extra blanket may not be enough, and if your heater isn’t working or isn’t working properly, it will only become colder inside. Young children and the elderly are especially susceptible to cold temperatures, but that doesn’t mean healthy adults can’t succumb to the cold. The biggest two risks of a heater breaking down during a particularly cold night are frostbite and hypothermia.
Some signs of frostbite include:
Some signs of hypothermia include:
We mention these signs of frostbite and hypothermia not to scare you but to make you aware of the importance of acting immediately when your heater breaks or isn’t warming your home properly. There is also a very real possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning if the heater is malfunctioning. Aside from health risks, it is simply uncomfortable to have to bundle up inside your own home!
Proper heating system maintenance can prevent or postpone the need for heater repairs. That’s why it’s important that your heater is inspected and tuned up by a trusted heating contractor at least once a year.
Here’s an idea of what you can expect from a regular heater maintenance service call:
A big problem with heaters is the fact that they are only used in the winter months. This means that the rest of the year these appliances sit and collect dust as well as electrical problems. Before the weather gets to be too cold, consider having us inspect your heater. This will alert you to any problems before the temperature drops and will give you peace of mind that your family is safe.
Make The RIght Call, Call Sky HVAC
If your heater goes out in the middle of the night, we strongly encourage quick action. This quick action will start by making sure everyone is as safe as possible with blankets and warm clothes. The next step will be to call your neighborhood Sky guy. There is always someone to answer your call, ensuring a technician is on the way in minutes.
Our Sky HVAC air conditioner tune-up and maintenance services includes a 21-point inspection. We make sure your system is running at peak performance by checking amp draws, refrigerant levels, etc., which will save you on energy cost. We inspect critical components (motors, capacitors, condenser coils, compressor, etc.) thus ensuring system reliability.
We will also conduct a full inspection of your AC duct system to make sure there are no air leaks that can be responsible for reduced airflow. An AC tune-up will ensure that your air conditioning system will be running as efficiently as possible and give your peace of mind knowing that your system won’t break down when you need it most!
Sky HVAC is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and is both a Duke Energy Trade Partner
and a Gas Advantage Partner of Piedmont Natural Gas.