Our professional and courteous technicians are available 24/7 to help you and your family when the heat goes out, you smell sulphur, or have some other urgent furnace problem. Continue reading to discover five signs indicating the need for an emergency furnace repair:
1. You Hear Strange Noises
Do you hear banging, popping, thumping, or knocking noises from your furnace? It’s time to call an emergency HVAC technician. Scraping noises could indicate that part of your furnace has come loose—possibly your blower wheel—and needs to be repaired immediately.
Additionally, a high-pitched squealing noise could mean that part of your furnace has worn out and needs to be replaced. Often this noise indicates that your blower fan motor is malfunctioning and needs to be repaired.
Lastly, if you hear a loud pop or banging noise when the furnace turns on, this may mean that you have a dirty furnace burner. When dirt accumulates on your furnace’s burners, it can cause an ignition delay—which may lead to a build-up of gas. The resulting noise is a small explosion happening. These explosions can cause serious damage to your furnace. If you hear a banging noise coming from your furnace, you must call an emergency furnace repair technician right away.
2. Your Home is Filled with a Bad Smell
Do you smell rotten eggs in your home? This smell indicates that there is gas leaking into your home. Typically, this smell comes from your furnace. This is very serious. Since natural gas is normally odourless, utility companies and fuel providers put odour-causing substances, like sulphur, into the gas to warn homeowners of a gas leak.
If you smell rotten eggs, you might have a gas leak that could cause a devastating fire or explosion. When this happens, open your windows and call our emergency furnace repair experts right away. Call us for 24-hour emergency furnace repair.
3. Cold Air is Coming Out of Your Furnace
During a freezing cold Calgary winter, the absolute last thing you want is a malfunctioning furnace that blows out cold air instead of warm air! Generally, a dirty air filter is the culprit here. What happens is that the dirty filter blocks the airflow from your furnace’s heat exchanger. This causes the furnace to overheat. When your furnace overheats, it trips its high limit switch. The high limit switch triggers the furnace burners to turn off so that the heat exchanger does not crack.
4. Your Thermostat is At the Wrong Setting
Generally speaking, a thermostat set to the wrong temperature is not a cause for an emergency furnace repair; however, should you adjust the thermostat and your furnace still does not kick in, then it’s time to call our 24-hour furnace repair services for help.
5. Your Furnace is Blowing Air Irregularly
If the air flow coming out of your vents is not smooth and continuous, it can be a sign that your furnace is struggling to get to the temperature you have set your thermostat to reach. While this could also indicate issues with your heat exchanger due to a dirty air filter, it may mean that your furnace is about to break down entirely. If your furnace is blowing out choppy air, it’s best to call the emergency furnace repair professionals at Aire Serv of Calgary today.
Why Choose Air Serv of Calgary for Your Emergency Furnace Repair?
At Aire Serv of Calgary, we don’t just provide outstanding HVAC repair and maintenance services. We’re committed to ensuring our customers feel safe in their homes while breathing clean and healthy air. No matter the time of day or time of year, we go above and beyond for our customers. When you require an emergency furnace repair, we will complete the repairs quickly and efficiently so that you and your family can be safe and warm—especially during a freezing Calgary winter.
Our skilful emergency furnace repair professionals are on-call 24/7, to be there for you when you require urgent repairs. We also never charge overtime fees. Having a broken furnace during a Calgary winter is stressful enough—we don’t want to add to your stress by overcharging you. Our expert HVAC technicians are so confident that we will fix your Calgary furnace repair problems right the first time that we offer all our clients our Fixed Right Promise. If your furnace isn’t repaired properly the first time, it’s on us.
We’re committed to serving the Calgary community. Our Owner, Zach Baker, has lived in Calgary for 14 years—and it’s the first city in Canada where Zach feels he has truly found a home. Together with his wife Michelle—who works as our location’s Office Manager—Zach brings excellent customer service, over a decade of trades experience, and a passion for serving the Calgary community to every project.
When you hire the qualified team at Aire Serv of Calgary, you can rest assured that your emergency furnace repair will be in expert hands. We’ll fix your furnace professionally and efficiently, so that your family can have peace of mind while staying safe and warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have further questions about our emergency furnace repair services? Read on to see if we answer them here. If not, we invite you to call our friendly team or contact us online for more information.
How Much Does Emergency Furnace Repair Near Me Cost?
At Aire Serv of Calgary, we pride ourselves on maintaining open and honest lines of communication. We offer upfront pricing so that you never have to worry about hidden fees or receiving a service bill that is much more than you had budgeted for. Our pricing varies depending on how extensive the job is. When you need our 24-hour furnace repair services, we invite you to give our friendly and courteous team a call or contact us online to inquire about pricing. We also offer flexible financing options.
What Do You Do When Your Furnace Stops Working?
When your furnace stops working—especially in below freezing temperatures—it can be a very stressful experience for you and your family. We advise calling our 24-hour emergency furnace repair experts as soon as possible to get your home’s heat back.
In the meantime, there are a few things that you may be able to fix from home:
- Check if the thermostat is on
- Reset your home circuit breaker
- Check to see if the air filter is clogged
- Ensure the area around your furnace is clear
- Check to see if the burner flame is blue, not yellow
Can a Furnace Be Repaired?
Generally, a furnace can be repaired with the help of a certified, professional HVAC technician. The newer your furnace, the better the chance that any issues can be solved through a repair. However, if your furnace is older, then an emergency furnace repair might only be a band-aid solution. While on their last legs, which is between 15 and 20 years, furnaces tend to break down more easily. If your furnace is older, when you call our expert HVAC team to help out during an emergency, we can give you our professional opinion on whether or not it’s more worth it to replace or repair your aging furnace.
What Can Cause a Furnace to Stop Working?
There are a variety of reasons that may trigger the need for an emergency furnace repair. When your furnace quits, take a moment to check the following:
- Dirty filters
- A damaged thermostat
- The furnace is not turned on
- Leaking air ducts
That said, when the warmth goes out, it’s best to call the professional Calgary emergency furnace repair experts at Aire Serv. When there is a problem with your furnace, it could be quite serious and a professional HVAC service professional should be contacted right away. If you are dealing with a broken furnace, give our team a call today so that we can ensure your furnace continues to bring warmth and coziness into your home.
Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?
Whether you should replace or repair your furnace depends on the age of your furnace, the extent of damage, and whether it’s more cost-effective to invest in a new furnace rather than try to repair one that is nearing the end of its lifespan. When you call our emergency furnace repair experts to take a look at your broken furnace, we can advise you on the best course of action.
Typically, you might want to consider investing in a new furnace if:
- Your furnace is more than 16 years old. While a furnace can last up to 20 years, if your furnace is more than 15-years-old and is giving you problems it’s likely more worthwhile to replace the furnace entirely. For example, if your pilot light keeps going out or your furnace consistently has trouble turning on, it might be time to invest in a new one.
- You’ve had multiple furnace repairs over the last two years. Furnaces tend to start malfunctioning during the last couple years of their lifespan. Pay attention to how often you need to repair your furnace. If you’ve had to deal with multiple malfunctions with your furnace within a two-year span, it’s time to buy a new furnace.
Is It Hard to Replace a Furnace?
Yes, installing a new furnace is a complicated process and only licensed HVAC professionals—like the team at Aire Serv of Calgary—have the authorization to install a new furnace. While furnaces are responsible for keeping your home warm and cozy, often your furnace burns fuel like natural gas or oil. This makes installing furnaces quite dangerous and a task that should only be handled by the experts.
How Do You Know When it’s Time to Replace Your Furnace?
Generally, if your furnace is nearing the end of its 15 to 20-year lifespan or has been breaking down frequently in the last two years it’s time to get a new furnace. To get the most life out of your furnace, schedule regular furnace maintenance appointments. During a professional inspection, our HVAC experts will ensure any trouble areas are dealt with before having to complete a costly repair or replacement.
While furnaces can last a long time with the proper maintenance, they are not meant to last forever. If you live in an older home and are unsure how old your furnace is, we are happy to help you find out. Give us a call, and provide us with the manufacturer serial number. It should be located on the inside of the furnace cover. Then we can give you the manufacturing date.
Don’t Wait! Call Our Emergency Furnace Repair Experts Today!
If your heat stops working—especially in the middle of a freezing Calgary winter—or you smell sulphur in your home, call our emergency furnace repair experts immediately. Our skilful and friendly team are available 24/7 by phone or online to ensure that you and your family can get your furnace repaired quickly and professionally. When you call the pros at Aire Serv of Calgary, you can rest assured that your furnace repair emergency is in good hands and that we will get your home back to normal as soon as possible.