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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Columbus during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Wolfe & Sons Inc will constantly 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn 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 confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Wolfe & Sons Inc at 614-451-0846 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.