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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Carpentersville during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc 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 important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.