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 issues in Middletown during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Schagrin Gas Company will forever 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 necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that 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 displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Schagrin Gas Company at 302-231-1380 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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