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 Wharton during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t set 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 hesitant about where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that 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 understand that you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-323-6130 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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