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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 troubles in South Beloit and Belvidere during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. will constantly 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 money if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. at 877-389-2465 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.