What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Marshfield during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at House of Heating Incorporated will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call House of Heating Incorporated at 888-384-3163 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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