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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Abilene during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Abilene Air-Tech Inc at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.