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 Heating and Cooling 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 collected 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 numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return 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 kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling at 614-451-0846 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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