What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Wheeling during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Local HVAC Repair & Service will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Local HVAC Repair & Service at 224-300-4806 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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