What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in New Castle during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Central Heating & Plumbing will constantly 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t switched 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 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 turned on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Central Heating & Plumbing at 724-658-7111 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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