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 Bossier City during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning will always 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 needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled 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 find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try changing 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 switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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