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 Oxford during the colder seasons, when they’re needed the most to keep you warm. While you know the team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc will constantly be there ASAP when you require us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to confirm that a repair is necessary and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve collected this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound ridiculous, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Is the thermostat set to heat? If yes, increase the temperature by five degrees to check if it switches on.
    • If everything looks correct, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that guard the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, return to your thermostat.
    • Try swapping 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 make sure they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and clear?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at 662-281-1231 and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.