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 winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. 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 ensure 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 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 check 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 displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call B & B Heating & Cooling at 314-325-7552 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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