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 problems in Odessa during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, set to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try swapping out 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 test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back to 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 turn your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-237-0168 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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