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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Manassas Park during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc 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 money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, set to the proper 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 inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, go back to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make sure it’s showing the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not switch your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to not work?
    • Examine your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc at 703-369-5528 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.