Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Arlington during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning will forever 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 expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try 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 realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, return to your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to see if it turns on.
- If everything looks correct, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
Is a blockage causing your heat pump to breakdown?
- Try changing the battery, if it has one.
- Examine your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not blocking things up.
- Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?
If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump fix, call Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning at 360-255-5857 and we’ll return your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.