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 Heflin during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at 256-270-1196 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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