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 issues in Wharton during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating will constantly be there ASAP when you require 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 turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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.
    • Make sure 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 showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-532-2511 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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