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 Brandon during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing will constantly be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to check if it turns on.
    • If everything looks right, check 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 turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Inspect your air filters inside your air handler to ensure they’re not clogging things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing at 204-728-0180 and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.