What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Mechanicsville during the cooler months, when they’re necessary to keep you comfortable. While you know the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to double check a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to numerous calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks accurate, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and check the fuses and circuit breaker that guard the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t turned on, return to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • 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 repair, call M & S Heating & Air LLC at 301-363-4699 and we’ll restore your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.