What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Abilene during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc will constantly 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 needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, raise 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 inspect 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, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try changing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to fail?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Abilene Air-Tech Inc at 325-200-4667 and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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