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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Shelby Township during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Mr. Air Repair will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “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 make sure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Mr. Air Repair at 586-262-4258 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.