What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Oxford during the winter time, when they’re required to keep you comfortable. 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 cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled 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 find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the correct 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 hesitant about where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air entries?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 662-281-1231 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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