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DIY Heating System Troubleshooting

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When the winter snow comes, your home’s heating system should be a reliable, steadfast companion to ensure your warmth, comfort, and peace of mind. It’s never a good night when you realize your furnace isn’t working, but there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.

Or call the Colorado Springs heating team at Big Cat Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling for emergency help. We’re here to serve Colorado Springs and the greater area.

We can also share some of our pro troubleshooting tips to help you keep the heat on this winter!

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Lack of Heat

If your heat goes out in the middle of the night (or blasts you at odd times), the issue could be as simple as your automated cycle. You may have accidentally reset it to come on during the morning hours instead of the evening or vice versa. Or you may have a bad set of batteries or a circuit breaker that tripped in the night. Check over everything and see if that helps get your heat back on track.

Fix a Pilot Light

If your pilot light goes out, it could be an issue with the equipment and require prompt attention. But it’s also possible it just blew out or suddenly sputtered and died for no real reason. Relight the pilot light and look to see if it burns blue. If the flame is yellow or any other color, call the team at Big Cat for help. We’ll get there as soon as we can, whether you can wait a few days or need an emergency fix.
Cooling for immediate assistance.

Look for a Gas Supply Interruption

A gas interruption is never safe. Turn off the supply, evacuate your home, and call your gas company to report an emergency. Once you’re safe, call our expert HVAC technicians at Big Cat Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling to help. We’ll work on the issue to ensure your safety and get your home feeling warm and toasty again.

Odd or Alarming Odors

A strange odor could be a gas leak, which requires immediate evacuation. If you smell something burning or musty, it could be another issue. Look for dust around your unit or change out your air filter. It could just be a buildup of dust and debris burning off of your system.

Listen for Strange Noises

When your furnace sounds like it’s grinding or making banging, booming noises, you have a more complicated problem. It could be the gears and internal mechanisms fighting against each other. Or, you may have an ignition delay. Continuing to run your furnace could lead to costly repairs or compromise the safety of your household. Call the team at Big Cat today! We’re here to help repair your furnace in Colorado Springs or recommend a new installation or replacement as needed.

Fix Cold Air Blowing Into Your Home

Are you dealing with cold air that’s blasting into your home? No one wants to feel like the air conditioner is on during the winter months. You may have a dirty air filter, which is easy enough to change on your own. You can take your old one to the hardware store to ask them to help with sizing. Or, the issue could be the thermostat and require a callibraiton check per the manufacturer’s instructions. You may be able to handle the calibration on your own, but if the instructions aren’t intuitive or you’re not sure what you’re doing, call us to help!

Call Big Cat Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling for Heating Repair in Colorado Springs

There are some simple things you can do to get your furnace on track, like checking your thermostat or changing your air filter. Otherwise, you need the help of an HVAC expert to restore the safety and warmth of your home. We’re here to help! We also offer affordable heating maintenance plans in Colorado Springs to stay on top of any issues and keep your home feeling comfortable year-round. We service furnaces, boilers, and all major HVAC systems! Call our team of HVAC professionals today to get the help you deserve.

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