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 Savage during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning will forever 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 needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “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 make sure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t set 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 test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning at 952-373-0377 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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