If you live in the Calgary area and need your furnace repaired, let our team of professionals at Distinct Heating & Cooling help. Our conscientious trained technicians can assist you with all of your heating repair needs. Let us show you how we’ve earned a reputation for providing courteous, dependable furnace repairs. Distinct Heating & Cooling offers 24-hour emergency furnace repair services. We repair all major brands. Contact us today for an appointment.

At Distinct Heating and Cooling, we know all too well how unforgiving winters in Calgary can be. With Mother Nature showing no signs of mercy, it is important to have your furnace operating at its best. As soon as you begin to notice your furnace experiencing issues, it is vital that you give us a call for emergency service. Prompt diagnosis and repair by our expert technicians can prevent more costly repairs or the replacement of your furnace.

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Troubleshooting

Before getting in contact with us, feel free to try the following troubleshooting tips that resolve common errors that cause your furnace to fault. There are a few simple things to check so you don’t spend your hard-earned money unnecessarily.

  • First thing to troubleshoot is to inspect your thermostat panel. On the wall, check to see that your thermostat is set to Heat mode.
  • Next, is to check that the furnace switch is on. This switch is either located on the wall or directly on your furnace. It can look like a regular light switch and is often marked FURNACE.
  • If your furnace is still not running go to the circuit breaker panel in your home and check to see if the breaker for the furnace has been tripped and revert it to the ON position.
  • If your furnace is running but not outputting enough warm air, it could be time to change the actual furnace filter or something may be obstructing your outdoor vent such as snow or debris. Filters that have not been replaced in over three months can become clogged and cause your furnace issues.

In the event these common issues do not correct your initial heating concern or you are having difficulty identifying these issues, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (403) 477-3810. One of our experienced 24/hour emergency repair technicians will arrive promptly to diagnose and service your furnace the right way the first time, providing you with dependable and high-quality home comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: How do I know my furnace needs a repair?

A: There are several things to consider when inspecting your furnace to help identify whether or not it needs a repair:
1. Have you ignored or neglected your furnace for a year or more? Ask yourself when a trained HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician last inspected your furnace unit. If the answer is a year or longer, you’re due for annual maintenance. At the very least, your filter will almost definitely need to be replaced.

2. Do you smell gas leaking? If this is the case, shut down your furnace immediately. Next, open up your furnace, find the gas supply valve, and turn it off. Don’t light any matches or turn on any lights in your home, and call a local HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician immediately for emergency repair services.

3. Do you hear unusual noises from your furnace? Strange sounds are a major indicator that your furnace needs to be repaired. Whether you hear a thump, scrape, or a bang, it means something isn’t right inside your system. A trained service expert will have to determine what it is, as these noises won’t simply go away on their own.

4. The air blows weakly. If you’ve ever had a car with a broken heater, you know that air can quickly go from flowing freely to barely coming out of the vents at all, seemingly out of the blue. This can also become a problem with your furnace for several reasons, from minor problems with fans to major issues with belts and motors. Regardless, the bottom line is that you need a certified HVAC technician to take a look and identify problem areas.

5. The thermostat stops working. A thermostat that becomes ineffective—meaning you have to turn it higher and higher to heat your home sufficiently—is a definite sign your furnace needs to be repaired. The thermostat’s main job is to tell your furnace unit how much heat to produce, and if it stops doing that, you have a problem a professional will need to address. Malfunctions with this component often occur due to electrical issues such as blown fuses, loose wiring or tripped circuit breakers. Because of the risk for shock, they can be a bit dangerous to fix if you haven’t had any formal training. This is why it is crucial to rely on the expert services of a properly-trained technician.

6. Do you see a spike in your utility bill? A heating bill that skyrockets without a corresponding bump in use is another strong indicator that your system needs repair. There are a few things that can be wrong, including problems with the ductwork, and it’s often very difficult to identify the issue at hand. A trained HVAC technician, however, has the equipment and expertise to find the problem as well as advise you on suitable next steps.

7. If your furnace has started blowing cold air instead of hot, that’s obviously not what it is meant to do. The most common causes for this are issues with the thermocouple or pilot light, both of which are complex components that need specialized expertise to evaluate. Don’t try to figure this one out on your own. In fact, if your system does have a pilot light, it means that it could be well over 25 years old and is vastly overdue for a replacement to reduce energy costs and optimize home heating efficiency.

8. If you hear your furnace kicking on and off repeatedly, this likely indicates that it is over-cycling, which means it is running far more often than it should be. This is normally a problem that may be caused by a clogged filter, improper air circulation or complications with the thermostat itself. As we’ve seen with a few of the other items above, it’s best to call a professional for repairs when the cause is tough to pin down.

9. Is your furnace old enough to be in high school? If the answer is yes, then it likely has some or many potential problem areas. Your system might die at 13, or it could live to 20. In many cases, being steadfast with repairs can make the difference.