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 Pocatello during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Vogts Heating & Air 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 needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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.
    • Make sure 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 revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Vogts Heating & Air at 208-621-0129 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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