What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Anaheim during the winter time, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to test before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to check if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, test your heat pump switch (if it has one) and test the fuses and circuit breaker that protect the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try changing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. at 714-855-1717 and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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