What To Do When the Heat Goes Out03/08/2017Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Cedar Rapids during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Ilten's Incorporated will always be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off. Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set 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 hesitant about where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker. Make sure your gas is on. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat. If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing 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 know you’re home. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown? Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up. Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes? Are all supply registers accessible? Is your exhaust flue clear? If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Ilten's Incorporated at 319-363-0283 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.