What To Do When the Heat Goes Out03/08/2017Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems 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 needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off. Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker. Confirm that your gas is on. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat. If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing 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. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work? Check your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up. Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries? Are all supply registers accessible? Is your exhaust flue unobstructed? If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Schagrin Gas Company at 302-658-2000 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.