So don't wait - follow these three steps to ensure your heating works when you need it most.

The first freezing day of winter is not the best time to first fire up your heating. Turning on your system gives you a head start on the busy season and helps you avoid high costs, limited technicians, and chilly days at home.




Prepare Yourself





Set your thermostat to a temperature 10 degrees warmer than the room's current temperature to turn on your heating.






Listen for the system to turn on. You may hear a rumbling sound or fans turning on as they begin to blow air through the vents.

Did you hear anything?




Check the vent to feel for airflow, making sure the air coming out feels warm. If it’s only blowing cool air, then something is wrong with your heating.

Is the air warm?

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Schedule with Rodenhiser for $50 Off any heating repair.


Don`t fret! Thankfully, you've realized this early and can now have it repaired before you really need it.

Didn't hear the system turn on or feel warm air?
Heard the system turn on but not feeling heated air?


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Awesome – you just have a quiet system! Turning your heating on early gives you peace of mind in three ways:
Heard the system turn on and feel warm air?
Awesome - you're ready for winter! Turning your heating on early gives you peace of mind in three ways:


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Schedule a technician for a heating system check today!
Rodenhiser recommends yearly maintenance to minimize your ongoing energy costs and maximize your system's longevity.


Test Your Heating System Now, Before You NEED it!

You probably don't want to think about it, but: Winter Is Coming!

Testing your heating system is quick, easy and will keep your family warm and cozy when it matters.

Simply follow these steps to make sure your unit is working:

  • Switch the thermostat switch to the "heat/on" position
  • Set the thermostat at least 10 degrees higher than the current room temperature
  • Listen for the heating system to turn on
  • Feel for heat

If the system does not turn on, Rodenhiser is offering $50 Off Any Heating System Repair*

If the system does turn on make sure to book a system clean and check early as well! Rodenhiser wants to make sure your system is ready for the cold. We have plenty of technicians available and the earlier you book, the more you save.

*Residential customers only, can not be combined with any other offer. Offer limited to first unit; additional units will be at standard rate.

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