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Warm Wishes and Quick Fixes: A Guide to Handling HVAC Problems Over the Holidays

The Christmas season is a time of joy and celebration with fresh baked cookies, twinkling lights and family visiting for the holidays. However, it can also be a time when unexpected HVAC emergencies can pop up and put a damper on your festivities.  How do know when you can handle those HVAC problems yourself and when it’s time to call in the professionals?

Check the basics: Before panicking, take a breath and check the basics. Make sure that your thermostat is set to the right temperature and that all circuit breakers related to your HVAC system are on. Sometimes the solution is as easy as flicking a switch.

Don’t ignore strange noises: If you are hearing unusual sounds coming from your HVAC system, you should pay attention.  Clanking, banging, or grinding sounds could be a sign of a serious issue. If the sound is persistent, turn off your system and call the experts at Academy Mechanical.

No heat? Check your pilot light: If your home feels like the North Pole then the problem might be that your pilot light has gone out. Refer to your HVAC system’s manual for instructions on relighting it. If the problem continues, it’s time to give us a call.

Inspect your filter: Dirty or clogged filters can impede your HVAC system’s efficiency, leading to reduced heating capacity.  Regularly check and replace filters, especially during the holiday season when the system is working hard to keep your home warm.

Know when to call the professionals: While it is satisfying to be able to find a solution and fix the problem yourself, there are times when it’s crucial to bring in the experts.  If you have tried the above hints and your HVAC system is still not working, don’t hesitate to contact Academy Mechanical. Our team is ready to tackle any emergency and ensure that your Christmas stays merry and bright.

Regular maintenance pays off: The best way to prevent HVAC emergencies at any time is through regular maintenance.  Schedule a pre-holiday maintenance check with Academy Mechanical to ensure your system is in top notch condition and ready to keep you comfortable throughout the festive season.

At Academy Mechanical, we understand that the holidays can be stressful enough without any added worries from your HVAC system. Enjoy the holidays, bake those cookies and if a problem does pop up, Academy Mechanical is here to make sure the celebrations go off without a hitch.