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 problems in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Innovative Mechanical, LLC will forever be there ASAP when you require 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 collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing 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 switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying 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 think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Innovative Mechanical, LLC at 770-726-7407 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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