What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Dallas during the winter time, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and inspect 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 correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • 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 Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas at 214-509-7640 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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