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 Carpentersville during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc will always be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some cash 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 several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm 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, confirm that it’s showing the correct 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 an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-412-8308 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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