6 Top Warning Signs You Are Having a Heating Emergency

If you suspect something is amiss with your furnace or heating system, you never want to let it go unchecked. With temperatures at their coldest right now in North Texas, you can’t risk being without heat.

However, recognizing problems as a heating emergency requires more in-depth knowledge. In today’s blog post, we want to delve into six issues and signs that indicate a heating emergency. If you are experiencing any of these signs, call Gorman Mechanical immediately for 24-hour emergency service.

  1. Electrical Issues – Electric issues are never anything to mess with. If you notice flickering lights, circuit breaker issues, a humming sound, or even a burning odor, this strongly indicates major electrical issues. Potentially very dangerous, don’t waste any time and call for an emergency team right away.
  2. Loud Furnace Noises – Heating units typically run smoothly and quietly. If you hear any unusual noise emitting from the system, this usually means that a part is loose, bad, or damaged. Unless you fix this faulty component now, you could end up costing yourself exceptionally high repair fees. This errant part might also cause severe damage to your entire HVAC unit, costing you exponentially more than just listening to the noise and “hoping it goes away.”
  3. Smell of Gas – Absolutely never ignore a gas smell in your home. If you smell gas wafting from your furnace system and the ducts or the vents, immediately shut off the gas main valve and call emergency service.
  4. Leaking Heating System – If you notice water in front of your HVAC unit, this could be a sign of a condensation leak. This could mean you have a clogged condensation drain or tubing, or a break in the condensation line. If you have a high-efficiency system, condensation is less of an issue because some is expected. With a standard-efficiency system, no condensation should be present, indicating a more extensive issue. Regardless, water damage, if left untreated, can become its own complicated, expensive hassle, signaling an emergency call to treat it now rather than later.
  5. Blowing Cold Air – If your furnace or heat pump is blowing cold air, we barely need to describe the consequences of this problem! Depending on the temperature outside, this constitutes an emergency to stay safe.
  6. Absolute Failure – This sign is the most obvious. If your system simply refuses to function or turn on or break down while struggling to do its job, you guessed it – call someone pronto.

Gorman Will Never Leave Out in the Cold

Now that you know the signs to look for, call our emergency team whenever you suspect a heating emergency is afoot. When you request emergency service, you can expect us at your door in under two hours. Operating throughout most of North Texas, our teams drive across counties like Denton, Dallas, and Tarrant for fast and accurate service. Also, because we are open 24 hours a day, we are here for you, in the coldest hour of the coldest night when your heater gives up on life. For more information on our services, visit our website.

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