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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 Carson City during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Anderson Heating & A/C will constantly 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 cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled 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 more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try changing 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 kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Anderson Heating & A/C at 775-882-8154 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.