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 issues in Gresham during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Honke Heating & AC will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed 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 not sure where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine 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 open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Honke Heating & AC at 503-376-8806 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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