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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in San Angelo during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Air-Dynamics Inc 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 needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve gathered 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 several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed 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 unsure where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the proper 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 obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Air-Dynamics Inc at 325-655-2515 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.