What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Lexington during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Kelley Mechanical will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, 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 proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Kelley Mechanical at 859-209-3003 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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