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 Reinholds during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at County Line Mechanical LLC will always 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact 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 fail?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call County Line Mechanical LLC at 717-216-0846 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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