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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 problems in Aurora during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Service Plus Mechanical will forever 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 important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 guarantee it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and check 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 certain that it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Service Plus Mechanical at 630-809-6319 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.