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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 problems in Homer Glen during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Pinnacle HVAC LLC will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t switched 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 not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the proper 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 obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Pinnacle HVAC LLC at 708-301-0170 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.