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 issues in Hudsonville during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services will constantly 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 cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying the proper 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 breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services at (616) 669-3961 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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