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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 McMurray during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Kowalski Heating & Cooling will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

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

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Kowalski Heating & Cooling at 724-745-7404 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.