What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Plainfield during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important 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 set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-410-1231 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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