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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 Minocqua during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Danco Heating & Cooling will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, 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 turned off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure 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 correct, 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 kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect 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 accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Danco Heating & Cooling at 715-356-7000 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.