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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 troubles in Denver during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the correct 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 not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying 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 understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.