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March 3, 2021

There’s nothing worse than a heater that won’t turn on, especially on a chilly winter night in Davis, Dixon, or Vacaville, California. But shutting down completely isn’t the only sign your heating and air conditioning system isn’t working. If you’ve noticed hot and/or cold spots throughout your home, weak or no airflow coming from your vents, or strange sounds and smells coming from your furnace, you’re probably dealing with an HVAC issue. 

The symptoms of a broken-down heater can be blatantly obvious—like a heater that won’t turn on. The real question is: what can you do about it? 

Try These Quick-Fixes First 

If your heater isn’t working at all, or if it’s running so inefficiently that it’s affecting your comfort levels, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem yourself: 

  • Make sure the furnace power switch is on

  • Check the batteries in your thermostat

  • Clean or replace dirty air filters 

  • Make sure the gas is turned on 

  • Double-check that your vents are open and unobstructed

Schedule Heating and Air Conditioning Repair 

If none of these fixes do the trick, your next step should be calling a trusted HVAC contractor to schedule furnace service. Your HVAC technician will be able to figure out what exactly is causing the problem with your heating system and then let you know what needs to be done to solve it, whether that’s furnace repair or having a new system installed. Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning offers expert heating repair and replacement services and can help you get the heat back on ASAP. 

Regular HVAC Maintenance Is the Ultimate Solution 

The most important thing you can do to keep your HVAC system up and running is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance calls. Think of this service as a check-up for your heating and cooling system; just like your doctor evaluates your health during your yearly physical, your HVAC tech will evaluate your heating system and make sure everything is working properly. If it’s not, they’ll be able to catch the problem early and fix it before it leads to serious damage, reducing wear and tear and helping you save on emergency repair costs. 

Plus, with routine maintenance, your HVAC unit will be able to run as efficiently as possible, so you’ll enjoy greater comfort levels and, possibly, energy savings. Your HVAC tech will also make sure the ducts and filters stay clean, helping to keep dust and other contaminants out of your breathing air and leading to better indoor air quality. And, perhaps most importantly, they’ll be able to keep on eye on serious concerns, like carbon monoxide leaks, which are always a risk with combustion appliances.    

Get Expert Service with Greiner’s Maintenance Value Plan 

For expert HVAC service you can rely on in Davis, Dixon, and Vacaville, CA, look to the pros at Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning. With our Maintenance Value Plan, you’ll receive two free tune-ups a year, plus additional benefits including a 20% discount on repairs and priority scheduling! As a Maintenance Value Plan member, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your home is safer, healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient.   

Take action before your heater breaks down—become a Maintenance Value Plan member. Call us or contact us to schedule your first tune-up.

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