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3 Tips for Scheduling Furnace Repairs This Winter

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Winters in Tybee Island, Georgia, don’t often come with the severe weather you might find in more northern climes, but you still want your furnace to keep you toasty when the temperatures drop. If your furnace needs repair, follow these tips to schedule fast, efficient service with us.

Take Notes About Observations

Whether you smell a strange odor emanating from your vents or notice that one room feels colder than the rest, we want to know about it. Taking notes about your observations will make sure that you cover the full gamut of furnace-related symptoms when we arrive.

You don’t need to know the names of the furnace’s parts or the correct terminology for a strange sound. Just give us the broad strokes, and we’ll fill in the rest. It also helps to know when the furnace was installed and whether it’s needed work in the past.

Take a Look at Your Schedule

We know you’re busy, but it’s important to nail down a convenient appointment window. Before you call us, look at your schedule and find a few gaps where we can schedule a service visit. In most cases, HVAC companies experience more freedom during the fall and spring, but we can accommodate you in the middle of winter, as well.

Resist the Urge to Troubleshoot the System

It’s tempting to have a look inside the furnace cabinet or to shut off power or breakers to identify the source of the problem. However, unless you have formal HVAC training, it’s best to wait for one of our technicians. Otherwise, you could do more damage than the original problem caused, which will lead to increased repair bills.

If you think the furnace could cause a safety risk, shut off the system entirely until we arrive. Use a portable space heater to keep you warm in the meantime.

Winter furnace repairs often cause stress, but following the above tips when you schedule repairs will help you save time, money, and frustration. To book an HVAC service visit, call McDevitt Air at 877-692-9402.

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