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 troubles in Middle Georgia during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia will forever 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 important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the appropriate temperature and isn’t switched 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 not sure where it is) and check 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, make sure it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Air Concepts of Middle Georgia at 478-200-5689 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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