What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Huntingburg during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Dearing's Service & Solutions will always 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 necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, 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 see if it switches on.
    • If everything looks correct, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test 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 an impasse causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Dearing's Service & Solutions at 812-200-5844 and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.