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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Santee during the colder seasons, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc will always 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 money if it’s not. We’ve collected 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 numerous calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, increase 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 inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that protect the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try swapping the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is a blockage causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Examine 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 worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump maintenance check, call Aireforce Heating & Air Inc at 619-448-2470 or schedule an appointment up online and we’ll restore your home back to the toasty and cozy place you expect this time of year.