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 Kearney during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning will forever 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 necessary and save yourself some money 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 turned “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the appropriate 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 not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning at 308-624-3485 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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