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 troubles in Omaha during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at The Frazier Company will always 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call The Frazier Company at 402-628-0206 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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