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 issues in Brighton during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at D & D Heating & AC will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important and save yourself some money 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 turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed 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 without heat, call D & D Heating & AC at 720-316-1401 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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