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 problems in Wisconsin Rapids during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for 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 collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, 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 switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set 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 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, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc at 715-301-0256 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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