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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 problems in Ontario during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Stan's Heating, Inc will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing 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 know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Stan's Heating, Inc at 541-889-3987 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.