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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 problems in Augusta during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at McCune Heating & Cooling will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled 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 several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t switched 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 inspect 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, make certain that it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick 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 confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call McCune Heating & Cooling at 316-733-9123 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.