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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in York during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set 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 hesitant about where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to 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 turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Strine's Heating & A/C Inc at 717-755-4127 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.