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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 issues in East Peoria during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure 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 turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC at 309-437-2703 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.