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 Macon during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Air Temperature Control will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some cash 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 set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t switched 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 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, confirm that 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 think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Air Temperature Control at 478-202-3170 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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