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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 issues in Great Falls during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Falls Mechanical Services LLC will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for 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 collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure 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 displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Falls Mechanical Services LLC at 406-761-7283 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.