What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Alliance during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and 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 important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about 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, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling at 308-646-3827 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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