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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Orrville during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses 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 set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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 turned on, revisit 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 really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric at 330-821-8432 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.