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 East Bernard during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at E.B. Air, LLC will forever 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 numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the correct 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?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call E.B. Air, LLC at 979-335-4262 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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