Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Omaha during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.
- It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to check if it kicks on.
- If everything looks accurate, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
Is an impasse causing your heat pump to not work?
- Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
- Inspect 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 fix, call Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning at 402-509-5940 and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.