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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 Colorado Springs during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed 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 numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, 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 kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration at 719-332-3458 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.