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Emergency Furnace Checklist: What to Do When Your Heating System Fails

When the bitter chill of a Calgary winter sets in, the last thing any homeowner wants is for their furnace to fail. If you’re faced with an HVAC emergency, JPS Furnace & Air Conditioning’s near two decades of exceptional customer service and expertise are at your disposal.

Before you call for our award-winning service, backed by thousands of 5-star reviews, here’s a checklist to help troubleshoot your furnace.

1. Assess the Situation

Is your home growing colder no matter what the thermostat is set to? Are there strange noises coming from your furnace? Or has your furnace stopped working altogether? These signs can indicate a heating emergency, a situation where your health and property may be at risk due to extreme temperatures.

2. Routine Maintenance Checks

A well-maintained furnace is less likely to breakdown when you need it the most. Ensure you have been keeping up with routine maintenance, like annual furnace tune-ups​​, which can prevent costly breakdowns and extend the life of your heating system.

3. Immediate Actions

If your furnace stops producing heat:

  • Check your furnace’s air filter. A clogged filter can restrict airflow and overwork your system. If there isn’t enough cold air coming in, the furnace can shut itself off as a safety precaution.
  • Inspect your circuit breakers. Sometimes the solution is as simple as a reset.
  • Ensure all vents and cold air returns are unblocked to allow proper airflow.

4. Thermostat Troubles

A faulty thermostat can lead to heating issues. Change batteries if needed, and clean out any dust with compressed air. Remember, patience is key; give your system a few minutes to respond after adjusting the temperature.

5. Call the Professionals

If these steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s time to call in the experts. Our skilled technicians are ready to deliver fast furnace repairs​​, ensuring your home returns to being a cozy refuge from Calgary’s cold weather.

6. While You Wait

While awaiting furnace repair, conserve heat by:

  • Sealing drafts around doors and windows.
  • Layering clothing and using blankets.
  • Closing doors to unused rooms to contain heat.

Remember, a malfunctioning furnace isn’t just about comfort—it can lead to higher energy bills and potential safety risks. At JPS Furnace & Air Conditioning, we don’t just fix your furnace; we offer peace of mind with the best warranty in Calgary.

When it comes to your family’s warmth, only the highest standard of care will do—we’re here to help every step of the way.

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