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 Lake Forest during the winter time, when they’re required 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 strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 check 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 showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone 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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