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 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 constantly 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 needed 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 find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, fixed to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Make sure your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t turned 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 really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your furnace to not work?
    • Check your air filters to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Do you have any congested ducts, vents or cool air openings?
    • Are all supply registers accessible?
    • Is your exhaust flue clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still deprived of heat, call KDM Service Corporation at 205-208-8090 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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