What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Lake Forest during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve gathered 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.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 949-204-0859 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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