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 Fort Worth during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Breeze Air and Heat will forever 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 try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, go back 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 switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Breeze Air and Heat at 817-864-1021 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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