You shouldn’t have to live with the cold. When your heater stops working, you want comfort restored as soon as possible! At Total Comfort, ensuring that your heat works, and does so efficiently, when you flip that switch is our business. We specialize in HVAC in Minneapolis, where the temperatures are way too low in the winter to go without heat, and we are prepared to do the super sleuthing necessary to find and fix the problem when your furnace breaks.
There are a variety of things that can cause your heat to seize. If your heat isn’t working, please give us a call as soon as you recognize there’s a problem. We want to get you on our schedule as soon as possible. Though we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our calendar fills up quickly when the temperatures drop in brutally cold Minnesota. In the meantime, there are a few ways you can troubleshoot the furnace problem.
Check Your Gas
If you have a gas heater, check that your gas is turned on. There is a valve located at the gas company meter, but you can also check shut off valves to the furnace. If the gas isn’t on, a call to the gas company could be the solution. If not, we’re happy to resolve the issue.
Check Your Thermostat
Your thermostat could be the source of your problem. If you’re not getting any heat at all, your thermostat probably isn’t the culprit. However, double check that it’s turned on and set to a comfortable temperature. You can also remove the thermostat cover and perform a visual inspection of the wires and parts. Ensure that all parts appear to be in good working order. Screws should be attached firmly; loose wires should be reattached. Pay special attention to red and white wires if your furnace isn’t kicking on. (If you’re having a problem with air conditioning, pay special attention to the condition of the red and green wires.)
Check Your Breakers
Whether gas or electric, it’s possible that the breaker to your furnace is off. Hopefully, your breaker box clearly specifies which breaker belongs to which appliances and home systems. Find the one for your furnace, and manually reset it by flipping the switch.
Schedule That Appointment
If your furnace is still on the fritz and you haven’t already scheduled an appointment, please give us a call. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will work around your schedule. You can also set up an appointment and request a service estimate online. There’s a one-time, set charge to diagnose the problem, regardless of how long it takes us to determine the issue and no matter where you live. We will quote you a price upfront for repairs. When the bill arrives, there won’t be any surprises.
Our technicians are technically skilled and committed to customer service. Once we have your heat fixed, we want you to be comfortable with more than just the temperature of your home. We hope you’re comfortable enough to recommend our services to friends and to use our preventative maintenance services in the future.