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 winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. 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 compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t set 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying 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 not work?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call The Frazier Company at 402-896-5900 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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