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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 problems in Bossier City during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that 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 silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and check 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 sure it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.