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 the Upper Rio Grande Valley during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 attempt before you give us a call. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to find the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off. Check your thermostat to guarantee 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 right, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and check your fuses and circuit breaker. Confirm that your gas is on. If the furnace still hasn’t turned on, revisit your thermostat. If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s revealing the proper time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t understand that you’re home. Is a blockage causing your furnace to fail? Examine 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 open? Is your exhaust flue unobstructed? If you’ve worked through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Cytech Heating & Cooling at 956-630-3522 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.