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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 issues in Midlothian during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. will always 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 necessary and save yourself some cash 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 set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, go back to 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 really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Examine your air filters to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. at 804-379-1155 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.