What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump troubles in Orange County during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Mighty Ducts will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some cash if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks accurate, 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 switched on, return to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an obstruction causing your heat pump to not work?
    • 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 fix, call Mighty Ducts at 714-464-3376 or schedule an appointment up online and we’ll restore your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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