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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 troubles in Pacheco during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Clean Air HVAC 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying 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 know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check 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 open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Clean Air HVAC at 925-689-7017 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.