What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Saint Marys during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning will always 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the appropriate 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 not sure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm 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 sure it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning at 912-208-2470 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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