What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Perry during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Gillman Heating and Air will constantly 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 money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Gillman Heating and Air at 478-202-3076 and we’ll restore your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.