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 Grimes during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt 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 discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Heartland Heating & Cooling at 515-344-3579 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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