What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

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 required to keep you warm. While you know the team at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service will forever be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed 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 find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched 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, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick 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 confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

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

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