What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Irvine during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you warm. While you know the team at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning will constantly 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 money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt before you give us a call.

  1. 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 set to off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to see if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks accurate, test your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test the fuses and circuit breaker that shield the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not jamming things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call True Home Heating and Air Conditioning at 949-258-7259 and we’ll return your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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