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 Robstown during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at McNatt Inc will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses 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 switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the appropriate temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure 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, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call McNatt Inc at 361-247-0605 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.

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