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 Winnipeg during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning 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 needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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, make certain that it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning at 204-272-8128 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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