What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Raceland during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, fixed 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 hesitant about where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that 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 accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn 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 ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service at 985-537-6795 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.

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