What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Hasbrouck Heights during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at ACE Solutions will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to check if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks right, 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).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not clogging things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call ACE Solutions at 201-579-2562 and we’ll return your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.