man adjusting thermostat

What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Beaverton during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. will forever 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 needed 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 strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the correct 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.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to ensure 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 unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.