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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 Hamilton during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC will forever 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 cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “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 guarantee it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about 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 sure it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC at 513-275-3601 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.