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 troubles in Dayton during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Jent Mechanical LLC will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered 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 more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure 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 displaying 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 think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Jent Mechanical LLC at 937-526-2077 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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