Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Dresden during the cooler months, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at McFadden 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 confirm that a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.
- It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “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 turned on, go back to your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it kicks on.
- If everything looks correct, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that protect the extra heating element (if it has one).
Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to breakdown?
- Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
- Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
- Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?
If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump fix, call McFadden Heating & Cooling at 1-866-781-0111 and we’ll return your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.