With the holiday season now in full swing, you may be preparing for a plethora of houseguests. Some may only be staying for one night, but if grandma and grandpa or your aunt and uncle are staying for a few days, it’s important to make sure your house is ready. You’ve cleaned the guest rooms, shopped for groceries, and decorated your home. However, have you taken stock of your furnace and ductwork? Chances are that when guests arrive, they may not feel shy about adjusting the thermostat or using lots of hot water, and that means there will be more demand placed on your heating system and water heater. If there’s an issue with either, you could be looking at higher energy bills come January, a house that isn’t warm enough, or both. At G&R Heating and Air in Gilberts, we can provide furnace repair and water heater maintenance when you need them most.
If you’re worried about whether or not your furnace will work when grandma turns up the thermostat for the 12th time, there are some things you can check before you call us. Replacing the filter, testing the thermostat, and inspecting your ductwork can all give you a clue as to the state of your furnace. If the filter is dirty, it can be harder for the furnace to push warm air into the ductwork, and if the ductwork is leaking, the flow and quality of air throughout your home will be diminished. If those things seem to be fine, but the furnace doesn’t turn on when you adjust the thermostat, there could be a faulty sensor or relay. Our HVAC experts can thoroughly inspect your system and find the source of the problem.
Water Heater Issues
With so many people staying at your house, the demand for hot water will be much greater. You’ll be washing more dishes, doing more loads of laundry, and the number of showers will increase substantially. If your water heater can’t keep up, you could wake up one morning and have no hot water at all. That can be a headache when it’s just your family in the house, but with extended family there as well, it can be a downright nightmare. We can check your water heater’s thermostat, settings, and anything else that could be causing the problem and provide the necessary repairs. If the appliance needs to be replaced, we’ll help you find one that fits both your budget and your holiday schedule. We understand that it can be a pressing need to get a new hot water heater installed, and we’ll treat it as such.
If your house is ready for company this December, make sure your furnace and water heater are as well. The last thing you want is to have a house that’s too cold or showers that won’t produce hot water. When you need furnace repair or water heater replacement in northwest Chicago, you can count on G&R to get the job done right!