What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Oxford during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed 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 kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • 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 accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 662-350-0343 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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