Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in West Columbia during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. will constantly be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is important and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.
- 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.
If the heat pump still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
- Is the thermostat switched to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to check 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 protect the extra heating element (if it has one).
Is a blockage causing your heat pump to not work?
- Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
- Check your air filters inside your air handler to make sure they’re not clogging things up.
- Are your room heating registers open and clear?
If you’ve gone through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-265-4208 and we’ll get your home back to the welcoming and cozy place you expect this time of year.