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 issues in Westminster during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at True Heating & Cooling will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled 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 several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed 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 not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s revealing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming 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 deprived of heat, call True Heating & Cooling at 720-316-1898 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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