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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 troubles in Utica during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect 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, confirm that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.