What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Branchville during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t set 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 not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. at 862-345-6896 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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