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 troubles in Carson City during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Anderson Heating & A/C will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some cash 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 turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the correct temperature and isn’t set 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 turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s revealing 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 know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Anderson Heating & A/C at 775-230-7628 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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