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 troubles in Brandon during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate 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 kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing at 204-728-0180 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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