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 problems in Perry during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Gillman Heating and Air will forever 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 needed 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 ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure 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 gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Gillman Heating and Air at 478-202-3076 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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