What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in West Palm Beach during the winter time, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. will forever be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 more than a few calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it switches on.
    • If everything looks correct, check 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, return to your thermostat.
    • Try changing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. at 561-401-0011 or arrange an appointment up online and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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