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 troubles in Savage during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. 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 ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try 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 switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch 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 clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone 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 toasty and cozy place it should be.

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