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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 problems in Colorado Springs during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Mitchell Heating will always 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 important and save yourself some cash 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 turned “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Mitchell Heating at 719-596-6677 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.