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 Lawrence during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Scott Temperature will forever 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 important 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 silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Scott Temperature at 785-269-0465 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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