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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Wyandotte during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning will always be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered 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 several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the correct 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 hesitant about 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, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-284-1224 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.