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 Ridgedale and the Branson area during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Branson HVAC, LLC will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important 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 strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off. Inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s on, set to the correct temperature and isn’t fixed 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 check your fuses and circuit breaker. Make sure your gas is on. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat. If it’s a programmable model, confirm that it’s displaying the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s really night, it may not turn your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home. Is a blockage causing your furnace to breakdown? Check your air filters to make sure they’re not blocking 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 without heat, call Branson HVAC, LLC at 417-544-4430 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place it should be.