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 troubles in Greensburg during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Wallpe Heating & Cooling will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important 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 more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate 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 not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging 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 worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Wallpe Heating & Cooling at 812-638-4232 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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