What to Do if the Heat Goes Out?

If your heat is out, don’t suffer in the cold! Call Carlon Heating and Air
and we’ll provide a solution to keep you warm.

Keeping Your Home Warm When the Heat Goes Out 

Nothing is worse than when your heat goes out, especially during a cold winter month. But don’t panic just yet! There are some steps you can take to stay warm in the meantime until your heating system is back up and running. Read on to learn more about what to do if the heat goes out in your home. At Carlon Heating and Air, we understand the urgency of heating system breakdowns and are ready to assist you 24/7 with fast and efficient heating repair services. Don’t suffer through the cold. Contact us today and stay warm in no time! 

Check Your Thermostat 

The thermostat is a critical component of your heating system and the first place to start when the heat goes out. Here’s what to do:

  1. Verify the settings: Make sure that the thermostat is set to the desired temperature and that it is in the correct mode (e.g., “heat” or “auto”).
  2. Check for power: Look for any signs of a dead or blank display screen. If the thermostat isn’t receiving power, try changing the batteries to see if that resolves the issue.
  3. Ensure proper ventilation: Ensure all of your vents are open and unobstructed. Blocked or closed vents can prevent air from flowing freely throughout your home, causing your heating system to shut off.

If these steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s best to call a professional heating repairs service like Carlon Heating and Air. Our team of experts can quickly diagnose and fix any problems with your heating system so you can stay warm and comfortable.

Check Your Circuit Breaker 

If the problem with your heating system persists after checking the thermostat, the next step is to check the circuit breaker. Here’s what to do:

  1. Locate the circuit breaker: This is typically located in the electrical panel or fuse box.
  2. Check for tripped breakers: Look for any breakers switched to the “off” position or tripped. This can indicate a power issue with your heating system.
  3. Reset the breaker: If you find a tripped breaker, switch it back to the “on” position. If the breaker continues to trip, a more serious electrical issue may need to be addressed by a professional.
  4. Check other components: If the circuit breaker doesn’t resolve the issue, check other components of your heating system, such as the furnace filter and blower motor. A dirty filter can restrict airflow and cause your heating system to shut off, so it’s important to check and replace the filter if necessary.

If you cannot resolve the issue on your own, it’s time to call in a professional heating repair service.

Check the Pilot Light

If your heating system uses a gas furnace, it’s important to check the pilot light if the heat goes out. Here’s what to do:

  1. Locate the pilot light: This is typically located near the bottom of the gas furnace, often in a small access panel.
  2. Check if the light is lit: Observe the pilot light to see if it is lit. If it is not lit, then your heating system will not function properly.
  3. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions: If the pilot light has gone out, you will need to relight it. This is typically done by following the manufacturer’s instructions, which can usually be found in the furnace manual or on a label near the pilot light itself.
  4. Safety first: When relighting the pilot light, follow all safety precautions and keep flammable materials away from the furnace. If you are uncomfortable or unsure about relighting the pilot light, it’s best to call a professional heating repairs service like Carlon Heating and Air.

Call a Professional Heating Repair Service

If none of these steps work, you should call a professional heating repair service for help. A technician will be able to diagnose and fix any underlying issues with your heating system so that you can get warm again as soon as possible! 

Staying warm when the heat goes out can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be impossible! By following these simple steps, you can ensure that you stay comfortable until a professional repair technician arrives at your door with all the necessary tools and equipment needed to get things up and running again quickly. From checking your thermostat settings, circuit breaker box, furnace filter, and blower motor – there are many ways you can troubleshoot any potential issues before calling in an expert for assistance! Remember – prevention is key, so schedule regular maintenance visits each year with an experienced HVAC technician who knows how best to keep everything running all season smoothly long! 

Call Carlon Heating and Air, and we’ll provide a solution to keep you warm. Our team of experts can diagnose and fix the problem with your heating system, and in the meantime, we’ll provide you with a portable heater to keep you comfortable until your heat is back on. Don’t wait. Call us now! Our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the heating solutions you need when you need them. You can stay warm and comfortable all winter long with Carlon Heating and Air.

About the Author

Will Merry is an HVAC technician with over 25 years of experience working with both commercial and residential HVAC systems.