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 problems in Tucker during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning will forever be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, 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 set to off.
    • Look at your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the appropriate temperature and isn’t fixed to cool.
    • Then try swapping out the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re unsure where it is) and test your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, go back 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 in fact night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call ACS Heating and Air Conditioning at 770-450-1539 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.

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