What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Genoa during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed 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 ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air at 847-306-8990 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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