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 comfortable. 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 compiled 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 numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the proper 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 not sure 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, make sure it’s displaying the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Clean Air HVAC at 925-233-6238 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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