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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 Elmhurst during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set 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 unsure where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at 630-833-1100 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.