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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 Rocky Mount during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning will forever 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 numerous 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.