What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Mount Hope during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Appalachian Heating will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, check your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that guard 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 not work?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not blocking 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 Appalachian Heating at 304-707-0600 and we’ll restore your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.