What To Do When the Heat Goes Out03/08/2017Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Belton during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. will forever be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off. Check your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t fixed to cool. Then try replacing the battery, if it has one. If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker. Double check that your gas is on. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat. If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s showing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail? Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up. Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings? Are all supply registers exposed? Is your exhaust flue unobstructed? If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call Bell Air Conditioning Inc. at 254-939-1141 or arrange an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.