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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 issues in Grove City during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Air Quality Solutions 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 needed and save yourself some expenses 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 switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Air Quality Solutions at 614-871-4144 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.