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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 troubles in Williamsport during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Lycoming Heating Company will always 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 important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered 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 find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the correct 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 not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Lycoming Heating Company at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.