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What to Do When Your Heating System Fails


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October 2, 2018

Picture this scenario: it’s the dead of night and you and your family are sleeping soundly, cuddled up warmly in your beds, and gradually you feel it. It starts with a cold feeling in your toes, which works its way up your extremities until suddenly, you’re awakened by the cold evening air as if somebody has opened the windows in the middle of a snowstorm. Your home’s heating has turned itself off in the middle of the night. While you scramble to find the Cardinal Heating & Air telephone number for an emergency repair, here are a few tips that can help you out.

Handling Heating System Failures

Check the Thermostat

You’ll be surprised how often Cardinal Heating & Air Conditioning emergency technicians are called in for a faulty heating system that’s simply caused by the thermostat not working. Thermostats commonly fail due to faulty wiring or dead batteries. It’s best to make sure these are not the issues before calling the professionals.

What Kind of Heating System Do You Have?

If your thermostat is not the problem, then it’s most likely the system itself. Knowing what kind of heating equipment you have can help immensely in diagnosing the problem. Do you have a furnace? A geothermal heat pump? The solution offered by a technician will depend heavily on the type of system you have at home.

Warm Air Furnace

Furnaces operate differently from other heating systems and common problems with furnaces failing are usually electrical. You can expect the technician to address these issues in order to fix your heating.

Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Cardinal Heating & Air technicians diagnose problems with air conditioners depending on what symptoms the device is showing. It may need minor repairs or, depending on the age and condition of your heating system, a complete replacement.

Let Cardinal Heating & Air Take Care of Your Heating

Give us a call today at (425) 296-2097 or click here to fill out our online form. Our excellent services are available in Kirkland and nearby areas.