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 troubles in Menomonie and western Wisconsin during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Halverson Brothers Inc will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging 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 gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Halverson Brothers Inc at 715-352-4052 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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