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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 Madera during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging 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 gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 559-675-1681 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.