What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

March 08, 2017

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Ellsworth during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC will forever be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is necessary 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 silly, but make sure everything is switched “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is turned off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, boost the temperature by five degrees to test if it turns on.
    • If everything looks correct, check 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, go back to your thermostat.
    • Try changing 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 ensure they’re not clogging 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 Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC at 715-318-6728 and we’ll restore your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.