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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 issues in Ballwin during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning will constantly 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 needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect 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 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 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 turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning at 636-206-4250 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.