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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Tuscaloosa during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you warm. While you know the team at KDM Service Corporation will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to ensure it’s on, fixed to the correct temperature and isn’t switched to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks correct, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and check 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, make sure it’s displaying the accurate time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t think you’re home.
  3. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue open?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you’re still without heat, call KDM Service Corporation at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.