What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Rochester during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Brogan Heating & AC Inc will always be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Brogan Heating & AC Inc at 507-218-0088 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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