What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Repair

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little unluckiness, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas during the cooler months, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc will forever be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is important and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to attempt 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 discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to see if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, inspect 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 an obstruction causing your heat pump to breakdown?
    • Examine your air filters inside your air handler to ensure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc at 772-205-3269 or arrange an appointment up online and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.

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