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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 Baltimore during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at Quality Refrigeration will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try replacing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re not sure where it is) and test 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 certain that 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?
    • Examine your air filters to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any obstructed ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Quality Refrigeration at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the toasty and cozy place it should be.