What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Lincoln during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at AW Heating & Air Conditioning 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 cash 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 switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick 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 jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call AW Heating & Air Conditioning at 402-438-7992 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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