If you have experienced an Omaha winter, you are well aware of how bitterly cold they can be. The last thing anyone wants when the temperature drops is to find out their heating system isn’t working.

Of course, there are some quick things you can check first to make sure there isn’t a simple reason why the heater isn’t working. Take a moment to inspect the electrical box and look for any breakers that may have become tripped. Next, take a moment to be sure the batteries in your thermostat are still good or that someone hasn’t reset the temperature, turned off the heat or switched it from “heat” mode to “cool.” Have a look and make sure your toddler hasn’t been working diligently to close all of your air vents. Also, check your air filter. A dirty air filter can cause your Omaha furnace to fail.

Dirty burners can also cause a furnace to fail. Check to see if the flame is on inside the heating unit. If the flame is on but is yellow in color, a dirty burner may be the culprit. Slide out the filter and make sure it isn’t clogged with dust and debris.

Once you are sure the failure can’t be due to “user error” or another easily resolved issue, it’s time to call Accurate Heating & Cooling. The winter months are especially busy for Omaha residents who need an unexpected furnace service repair. Our certified Trane Comfort Control Specialists want to make sure your outage is resolved promptly and your call will make sure you are on our priority list.

Stay Warm While You Wait For HVAC Contractors in Omaha to Arrive

There are some things you can do while you wait for an HVAC contractor in Omaha to arrive to stay comfortable and warm. But first, there are some critical things you should never do. Do NOT use your oven or the burners on your stove as a source of warmth. It is also imperative not to bring in propane heaters, BBQ grills or other alternative heat sources designed for exterior use into your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Also closely monitor and restrict the use of electric space heaters that can cause a fire if they overheat or are placed to close to combustible or flammable materials such as draperies, bedding or furniture.

One safe way to retain heat while you wait for Omaha furnace service repair includes reversing the direction of ceiling fan blades to force heat down into the room while still circulating the air. You can also roll up towels to plug drafts that may enter around doors and windows. Close any doors to rooms that you aren’t using and try to utilize one main area of the home when the furnace isn’t working. Of course, dressing in layers and using multiple blankets for warmth is also a way to stay comfortable and warm.

For Emergency Omaha Furnace Repair Call Accurate Heating & Cooling

Few things bring more stress than a heating system that fails during the cold winter months. The best way to avoid these uncomfortable situations altogether is to schedule regular tune-ups from a Trane Comfort Specialist dealer. In Omaha, call Accurate Heating & Cooling at (402) 238-2425.

For a good discussion on what air filter would be best, refer to this blog.

For a good discussion about upgrading your existing standard 1 inch filter to a more efficient 5 inch pleated air filter, refer to this blog.

For a description of what the MERV rating on air filters means, refer to this blog.

For a list of HVAC maintenance items that homeowners can perform to help ensure their systems operate well, refer to this blog.

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