Emergency Furnace Repair: Ensuring Home Comfort

Emergency Furnace Repair: Ensuring Home Comfort

Though they’re built to last, furnaces can still experience problems from time to time. A simple fix here and there may not be much to worry about, but if your furnace experiences a malfunction in the dead of a Michigan winter, it’s a much greater cause for concern. The last thing you want to deal with during the frigid winters here in Lansing and mid-Michigan is a faulty furnace. A faulty furnace won’t only prevent your home from keeping warm, but it could also call for costly repairs or even replacement.

Fortunately, the expert staff at Applegate Home Comfort can lend a hand when your furnace does go on the fritz. As our name suggests, Applegate is committed to ensuring comfort within Michigan homes through our extensive HVAC services. As part of our quality services, we provide emergency furnace repair to mid-Michigan homeowners, including residents of Bath, Lansing, DeWitt, Mason, and much more. Take a moment to learn about the importance of prompt repairs and whether or not your furnace problems constitute an emergency.

Importance of Prompt Furnace Repairs

Of course, when your furnace breaks down the importance of having it repaired is clear. However, there are plenty of other issues that can arise, all of which you need to check for regularly. These common issues could otherwise lead to a furnace emergency if not promptly addressed. Some of these issues could be:

  • Broken thermostat
  • Clogged filter
  • Faulty ignition or pilot
  • Obstructed air flow
  • Motor problem

In avoiding furnace emergencies, preventive maintenance is essential. Many of the problems listed above don’t necessarily warrant an emergency, though any problem could definitely lead to such. Keeping your furnace in check will help you avoid emergencies and costly repairs. Even then, an emergency may arise, and we’d like to ensure you’re prepared.

Emergency Furnace Repair: What to Check Before Calling

While you can always give Applegate a call in the event of a furnace issue, there are a few things you can look for in determining whether or not you’re experiencing a furnace emergency. Not every problem requires immediate attention, but it’s a good idea to know when to call an expert. If your furnace isn’t running, check with the list below to see if it requires emergency repair:

  • Check the fuses and circuit breakers in your home and ensure there is no issue.
  • Sometimes the emergency shutoff switch on your furnace can be accidentally flipped. Find the switch and make sure it’s in the “on” position.
  • Try pressing the reset button on your furnace. If it turns back on and begins running, an issue might not be present. We recommend only pressing the button once. If nothing happens, give Applegate a call.
  • In the winter, your furnace side wall vent can become covered with snow and cause the furnace to stop working. Keep the area around your furnace free of snow.

Call Applegate Home Comfort Today

Whether or not your furnace issue actually constitutes an emergency, you should always call the professionals at Applegate when an issue does arise. Our expert staff is a phone call away, so our valued customers can rest assured knowing there’s help when they need it.

If you’ve noticed a problem with your furnace, be sure to contact Applegate Home Comfort as soon as possible so we can address the issue and get it repaired promptly. You can give us a call at 517.337.7700.