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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 Northwest Arkansas during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC will always be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered 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 discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Check your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try replacing 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 test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC at 479-372-4304 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.