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 Libertyville during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 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 cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical at 847-362-0262 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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