When winter is upon us all and the temperatures dip below freezing, having working heat is critical to staying alive. Heat is also important to keep indoor plumbing from freezing. If you have an emergency in which your heat has stopped functioning, check breakers first. If you rule out that you have an electrical issue, you will more than likely need to contact someone who specializes in heating repair Potomac MD has licensed.
An HVAC specialist is someone who works on heating and cooling systems. Over the last fifty years, new technology has made these systems to be extraordinarily complex. If you don’t know anything about how these units work, you are far better off not to tamper with them. Aside from having many moving parts and fan blades that can remove a finger, there are also delicate electronics that can easily be damaged.
Heating and cooling units also have high voltage electricity coursing through them and it is very unwise to try to make repairs yourself because the risk to your safety is quite high. Just touching one wrong thing can cause you to be electrocuted and this is rarely survived. If it is survived, the victim rarely ever fully recovers. There’s a lingering pain that all victims of electrocution speak about. Don’t take the risk of losing your life by tinkering around with high voltage equipment that you know nothing about.
A professional HVAC technician has undergone many courses and training to be fantastic at what they do. They are skilled and knowledgeable. The tech will come to your home, ask a few questions and then begin diagnosing the unit for problems. This is the troubleshooting that is required to narrow down the actual problem. Their experience in knowing what questions to ask, and what symptoms are point to, will lead them to quickly diagnose your problem and then give you an estimate for repair.
Most technicians will have the parts that they need to repair your unit unless it is a major part that must be ordered. You’ll get an estimate, including the cost of the part. There may be a partial payment required for the ordering of the parts. This will depend on your company. Make sure that you hire a company that is licensed in your area and inquire as to whether they are insurance for any potential damages or accidents that might potentially occur as a result of their work or to them, if they are injured while working at your home.
Contractors should have their own insurance policy to cover employees who are on the clock while working at your home. If they don’t, you may suffer a claim to your home owner’s insurance. Make sure of who you are hiring and what you will be responsible in the event of any emergencies.
Read reviews, get more than one quote if you can. Likely, in the dead of winter, with temps that are below freezing, you are going to pay whatever the cost to get your heat on as quickly as possible. You’ll likely pay a premium.