ALBANY, N.Y. – As temperatures continue to fall in the Capital Region, heating systems can break leaving some in the cold.
Michael Wheeler is a home heating repairman. He's on-call 24/7 to rescue homeowners like Jonathan Olson.
"Came home from work, turned the heat on normally," Olson said. "The clicks never clicked on."
Olson lives with his wife and young daughter, and he needed his thermostat to work again.
Wheeler said aid bubbles build up in the system when it gets overworked forcing it to stop circulating.
"When it's very, very cold outside, if they're running at peak capacity, if they're going to fail, that's when they're going to fail," he explained.
Wheeler said he had to rescue a couple dozen homeowners from having to sleep through the night in freezing temperatures so far this winter season.
"Every time the weather drops a lot the calls go up," he said.
Wheeler recommends listening to your heating system and addressing any issues by calling a professional before it's too late.