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 troubles in Newton during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at Brookwood Inc will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Brookwood Inc at 641-316-9803 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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