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 Williamsport during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Lycoming Heating Company will always be there ASAP when you require 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 attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction 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 accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Lycoming Heating Company at 570-244-2510 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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