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 issues in Manassas Park during the winter time, 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 need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the correct 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.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying 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 clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers open?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc at 703-278-2036 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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