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 problems in Dresden during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling will forever be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check 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 displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call McFadden Heating & Cooling at 1-866-781-0111 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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