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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 Florissant during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at B & B Heating & Cooling will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Look at your thermostat to make sure 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 hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Confirm that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s showing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call B & B Heating & Cooling at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.