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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 problems in Colfax during the winter time, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning will constantly 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 expenses 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 more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure 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 accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.