What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Thedford during the winter time, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning will always be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it switches on.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that guard the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning at 519-296-4437 and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.