What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

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 needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important and save yourself some money 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.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure 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 displaying the proper 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 open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. 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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